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ATTENDANCE NOTIFICATION DEADLINES AND PROCESSES:


In order to participate in the May 2014 commencement ceremony, students must have applied for a May, August, or December 2014 degree by the March 15, 2014 deadline.

If you graduated in December 2013, please follow step two (and only step two) of the instructions for May degree candidates, below.

If all of your degree requirements will be completed during the spring 2014 semester, follow the two-step instructions for May degree candidates, below.

If you will be taking any classes, internships, or student teaching over the summer session, follow
the two-step instructions for August degree candidates, below.

If you will be taking any classes, internships or student teaching in the fall 2014 semester, follow
the three-step instructions for December degree candidates, below.

MAY 2014 DEGREE CANDIDATES

If you will be completely finished with ALL degree requirements in the SPRING 2014 SEMESTER (including all majors, minors, internships, and student teaching):


  1. Apply for a May 2014 degree no later than March 15** (DO NOT apply for a May 2014 degree just because you wish to participate in commencement.) If you are completing any requirements in the fall 2014 semester, scroll down for specific instructions for December graduates. 
  2. Submit the Commencement Participation Form no later than April 30. Failure to RSVP by the April 30 deadline means that a student will NOT be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony. 



AUGUST 2014 DEGREE CANDIDATES


If you will be taking ANY classes in the SUMMER 2014 SEMESTER (including internships or student teaching):

  1. Apply for an August 2014 degree no later than March 15**
  2. Submit the Commencement Participation Form no later than April 30. Failure to RSVP by the April 30 deadline means that a student will NOT be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony.



DECEMBER 2014 DEGREE CANDIDATES

If you will be taking ANY classes in the FALL 2014 SEMESTER (including internships or student teaching):

  1. Apply for a December 2014 degree no later than March 15** 
  2. Submit the Commencement Participation Form no later than April 30. Failure to RSVP by the April 30 deadline means that a student will NOT be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony.
  3. Complete a Permission to Walk form no later than March 25.

**: Submitting the degree application form after March 15 will result in your name not being printed in the commencement program. You will still be permitted to participate and your name will be called when you walk across the stage, but the program will have already been sent to print.

NOTE: Any questions about your regalia (cap, gown, etc.) should be directed to the College Bookstore (315) 792-3193.

  • The deadline to order a Nursing Pin is February 21.

     
  • The deadline to order a stole with your major printed on it is March 14. Stoles are completely optional and are not required to participate in commencement.

     
  • The "commemorative tassel" that you may order with your regalia is not permitted to be worn in the commencement ceremony. This policy will be strictly enforced.