Master’s Degrees
Master’s degree candidates who will complete their coursework and degree requirements by August 2017 are invited to participate in Commencement in May 2017.

It is the student’s responsibility to know and fulfill all degree requirements graduation. Participation in Convocation and Commencement ceremonies does not indicate that degree requirements have been completed.
Graduating students notify the University that they intend to graduate through the File Diploma Request process on MySlice. This process must be completed to ensure inclusion in the degree certification review process and for receipt of commencement information and, once the degree is awarded, the diploma.
In order to receive timely May 2017 Commencement information from the Office of Special Events, you must complete the File Diploma Request process by:
December 2016 expected graduates, file your diploma request by November 18, 2016.

May 2017, June 2017, and August 2017 expected graduates, file your diploma request by February 10, 2017.
Doctoral Degrees
Doctoral degree recipients who earn their degrees in June 2016, August 2016, and December 2016 are eligible to participate in the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony and Commencement. Doctoral candidates who expect to earn their degrees in May 2017 MUST complete all their degree requirements (including submission of final dissertation and signed title page) by April 24, 2017. Questions regarding the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony should be directed to the Graduate School at 315-443-4145.