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Saturday May 1, 2021 | 9 a.m.



Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 6 p.m.
Saint Augustine’s Chapel


To be considered Eligible for Graduation, all students must complete a Candidacy Form with their faculty advisor. Once reviewed by the Office of the Registrar, seniors will receive written notification of their candidacy status from the Registrar Office (Hunter Building, Boom 106).

Commencement Letters will be distributed to all graduates, even those who completed Degree requirements in the Summer 2018 and Fall of 2018. These letters will initially be distributed in the Office of the Registrar (Hunter Building, Room 106) May 3, 2019, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

A Clearance Form is required to be completed by all Commencement participants. Beginning April 1, 2019, the form will be available in the Office of Student Accounts (Hunter Building, Room 10). In order to pick up your Commencement Regalia (cap, gown, hood, and tassel), you must submit a completed clearance form and present your Commencement letter to the Registrar’s office staff.

Invitations and Rings: www.balfour.com

Caps and Gown:  collegegrad.herffjones.com

A group photo will be taken prior to the Commencement ceremony. Two photos will be taken during the ceremony: one on stage with the President; a second at the bottom of the stage. Proofs will be mailed to your home address. For more information or if you do not receive your proofs, contact Photo Specialties at 919.967.9576.

Men: Black dress trousers, white shirt w/dark tie, black socks, and black dress shoes.

Women: Black dress, black professional slacks or black skirt w/white blouse, flesh tone or black hosiery, black pumps or slingbacks (no open toes.)

Jewelry: Small, stud earrings and one ring per hand are permitted.

Please note: Graduation attire will be monitored and enforced. Anyone not in compliance with the above requirements will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony.

The $125 charge will be posted to your account. In addition to completing all academic requirements, you must also satisfy your financial obligation to the University (ZERO BALANCE), in order to graduate and participate in the Commencement ceremony.  (cap, gown, and diploma)

All students, including those who completed their degree requirements in the summer and fall should visit www.studentloans.gov to complete the Exit Loan Counseling. You will need your FAFSA PIN to retrieve your personnel account information for your Federal Student Loan.

Graduation Rehearsal is mandatory for all graduates who expect to participate in the ceremony. Be prepared to stay the entire length of the rehearsal.

Monday, April 1 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Clearance Forms will be available: Hunter Building, Room 106 

Tuesday, April 23 – Thursday, April 25: Final Exams for graduating Seniors

Monday, April 29: Senior grades (Graduating seniors) due in CAMS by 4 p.m.

May 3, 2019 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Commencement Letters distributed: Hunter Building, Room 106

Thursday, May 9 | 6 p.m.: Baccalaureate and Honor Cord Service in Chapel (Mandatory)

Friday, May 10 | 10 a.m.: ROTC Commissioning in Chapel (Mandatory)

Friday, May 10: Seby Jones Auditorium Rehearsal Check-in at 12:30 p.m. with Cap and Hood (Mandatory)

Friday, May 10 | 1 – 3:30 p.m.: Rehearsal (Mandatory, Graduates Only) 


For information about parking on campus view the Campus Map.

Programs will be available around the Quadrangle before and during the ceremony.