Students are considered graduated from the College when they have successfully completed the requirements of their majors.

To receive a printed diploma, a student must "Petition to Graduate" through the Registrar's Office. This can be done in person or by phone, providing/verifying the following information:

  • Full name and spelling as it will appear on the diploma
  • Minor (if applicable)
  • Intention to participate in commencement

The student receives additional information regarding commencement rehearsals, caps and gowns, and any dates related to commencement activities.

It is the student's responsibility to know and understand graduation requirements as well as deadlines. A student who fails to satisfy all requirements cannot petition, and a student who has not petitioned by the advertised deadline will not be allowed to participate in commencement ceremonies, be eligible for commencement awards, or be listed in the commencement program.