If you are planning to graduate in Fall or Spring, you must submit your application via Eagle Service by the end of the add/drop period for the semester in which you intend to graduate. If you plan to graduate in Summer, you must apply to graduate via Eagle Service by the end of the add/drop period for the preceding Spring semester. Submitting a graduation application will trigger a final degree audit of your record. If you are a joint degree student (JD/MA, JD/MBA, JD/MS) and you are graduating in both programs, you must complete two separate applications on Eagle Service; one for each degree you are completing.
Eligibility to Attend Commencement
The university grants degrees at the end of each Summer, Fall and Spring term. A commencement ceremony is held once during the year, in mid-May, to recognize degrees awarded the preceding Summer and Fall, and for students completing their degrees in the Spring.
The university strictly enforces the policy for attending commencement. Students planning to graduate at a particular time are responsible for maintaining an appropriate course load and completing degree requirements in time to be eligible for their targeted graduation.