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Receipt of Your Diploma

Commencement exercises are ceremonial and symbolic; participation in this event is not to be confused with actual graduation from the college.  You do not officially graduate until you have submitted your graduation application, and successfully completed all degree requirements as outlined by your major. Once you have met these requirements your diploma will be mailed to you.

May Graduates
Students who file their application, pay the fee by December 1, and complete requirements by the end of the spring semester will receive a diploma in the summer.

August Graduates
Students who file their application, pay the fee by December 1, and complete requirements by the end of the summer session will receive a diploma in the fall.

December Graduates
Students who file their application, pay the fee by May 1, and complete requirements by the end of the fall semester will receive a diploma in the spring.

January Graduates
Students who file their application, pay the fee by May 1, and complete requirements by the end of the winter session will receive a diploma in the spring.

Students who have not completed all degree requirements by the date indicated on their application are ineligible for graduation, and will be notified in writing. No further action will be taken until the Registrar's Office is notified of plans to complete the remaining requirements.

Students who need confirmation that a degree has been awarded, before a diploma is received may request either of the following:

  • An official college transcript with degree information posted. 
  • A degree verification letter with major, degree, and date of graduation signed by the Registrar's Office and sealed.  You can also request a degree verification letter in person in Feldman Center, Room C158.
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