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Early Participation Option Info for Summer 2019 Graduates

Students scheduled to complete their degree requirements in the summer semester immediately following the spring ceremony have the option to participate in the spring ceremony (to walk early), as long as they agree to the terms and conditions of walking early.

Summer candidates who walk early must complete the following three forms for the Registrar’s Office by the last week in March:

Summer candidates who walk early will be announced by name during the spring commencement ceremony and their names will be printed in the commencement program; however, students must recognize that any pending honors or awards that require a final GPA calculation (such as Latin Honors) will not be recognized at the ceremony. In addition, summer candidates who chose to walk early must realize that if all requirements are not fully satisfied by the summer graduation posting date, the next date they’d be eligible to receive their degree will be at the end of the following fall semester.