Frequently Asked Questions
Spring 2021: Saturday, May 1
Fall 2021: Friday, Dec. 17
Spring 2022: Friday, May 13
Times and locations TBA.
Student and Faculty RSVPs will be accepted beginning March 8th through April 2nd.
No. Tickets are not transferrable between students or between the 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. ceremonies. Tickets are bar-coded for each individual person and are required for entry into Bobcat Stadium. There are no exceptions to the four-guest limit for any student.
Do not submit a second RSVP to change your guest information. You can update your guest contact information any time before April 26th by emailing [email protected] with the correct guest information.
All tickets, both student and guest, will be electronically delivered the week of commencement to the respective email addresses input in the RSVP application.
Children under 3 years of age do not require a ticket and are able to sit on their guardian's lap during the ceremony. Children above 3 years of age are included in the four-guest limit.
Yes. Each graduate may invite only 4 guests who will receive electronic (free) tickets prior to the event. Without a ticket, patrons will not be allowed to enter the event.
Please visit your MyInfo account to update your Mailing address. Diplomas for all successful graduates will be mailed out in the following timeline:
- Spring Graduates – Mid-JULY
- Summer Graduates – Mid-OCTOBER
- Spring Graduates – Mid-FEBRUARY
After careful consideration, the administration has determined that a student may only process, cross the stage, and recess for one of their degrees at the commencement ceremony. Students will be required to choose which of their degrees that they would like to walk with. Dual degree candidates will still have both of their degrees acknowledged in the following ways:
- Dual degree candidates will receive two diplomas upon successful completion of degree requirements as well as two diploma covers on commencement day.
- Both degrees will be posted on student transcripts upon successful completion of degree requirements.
- Dual degree candidates’ names appear twice in the commencement booklet – once for each degree.
- If a dual degree candidate is graduating from two different colleges, they can attend the college celebrations for each of the colleges that they are receiving degrees from.
Students who are finishing their undergraduate degrees (Bachelors, Associates, Undergradtuate Certificates, etc.) in the summer will participate in the Spring commencement ceremony prior to the completion of their degree requirements.
Students who are finishing their graduate (Masters or PhD) in the summer will participate in the Fall commencement following the completion of their degree requirements.
Loan Proration impacts Undergraduate students applying for Graduation who are receiving Federal Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loans. Graduating undergraduate students who are only attending one semester of the academic year will have their Federal Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loans prorated based on the number of credits needed for degree completion (may not be the total credits enrolled in).
Federal regulations require schools to perform this task for students in their final semester of enrollment when that period of enrollment is less than a full academic year. This is the maximum amount of loan that a student may borrow for the final term of study. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.