The University has two graduation cycles: one culminating with commencement and one with the spring luncheon. Students will officially graduate during the graduation cycle in which they complete all the requirements of their degree program. This includes M.Sc./Ph.D. students graduating from their master’s degree.

Graduation is the completion of all degree requirements as recorded on the official transcript. An application to graduate is required to finalize the receipt of a degree (this is not an application to participate in the commencement ceremony). Diplomas are awarded to students on or after the official graduation date.

Students must submit an application to graduate by the last day to add/drop courses. Failure to meet published deadlines will delay graduation one semester and may affect participation in the commencement ceremony.