2020 Update and 2021 Spring Ceremony Information

For information on the in-person ceremonies planned for May and August 2021 graduates as well as 2020 graduates, visit the commencement website.

Tickets will be required for guests attending ceremonies.


Graduation is the completion of all degree requirements, as recorded on the official transcript, and the conferring of a diploma.

Undergraduates: The Academic Advising office will send you information regarding completion of degree requirements and graduation plans in October after you have been admitted to Phase II. This will determine your graduation term and serve as your application for graduation.

Graduates: Review and complete all requirements and timelines for degree completion in your academic program.


Commencement is a ceremony that recognizes students for the completion of their degree.

Undergraduates: The College of Education hosts commencement exercises each May.

  • Fall, Spring, and Summer degree candidates will receive an email in late February or early March with ceremony participation details.  Fall graduates may choose to participate in the May commencement prior to or immediately after completion of their degree requirements, except FS2021 graduates because of COVID restrictions on the May 2021 ceremony.
  • The College of Education only provides cords for students who complete the Education Honors program. No cords are provided for students graduating with Latin honors.
  • Tickets are not required for College of Education Commencement.

Masters of Education and Education Specialist Candidates: Please review and observe the commencement guidelines from the Office of Graduate Studies.
MEd and EdS graduates will participate in the Office of Graduate Studies commencement ceremony.

PhD and EdD Candidates: The Hooding Ceremony for doctoral candidates is hosted by the Office of Graduate Studies in December and May.  Please review and observe their commencement guidelines.

Commencement Resources