What is the difference between Graduation and Commencement?
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Graduation is the process in which all academic requirements are verified and the institution awards a degree, diploma, or certificate to an individual who has successfully met all of the graduation requirements.
Below you can find the “Diploma Request” form. This form is located in the
As noted in the Diploma Order Form, the request will take up to 6-8 weeks to be processed.
The following is a “To Do List”:
This is a guide to assist you in what to do in the Graduation Process. If you need any additional assistance, please contact a representative of
The Student Services Department and we will gladly help you!
Commencement is the ceremony in which the institution commemorates students who have been awarded their degrees, diplomas, and certificates.
Participating in the Commencement Ceremony is optional but highly encouraged as we want you to celebrate this grand moment and achievement! To participate in the commencement ceremony you must have already successfully met all of the graduation requirements.
The following form is necessary for the Commencement Ceremony. The form below is the “Cap and Gown” form. This form is located in
Once you have this form you must completely fill out the form and pay the
This is a fee that must be paid prior to the ceremony day (or prior to the due date required by Student Services) and is
For further explanation on the Graduation fee, please contact the Office of Student Services or the Bursar’s Office.
Our following commencement ceremony will be on
THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT THE CAP AND GOWN FORM IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH, 2023!
Note: Some of the documents are provided in Adobe Acrobat format. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print PDF files.