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Please check back here on Saturday, December 12th, for the Virtual Commencement Ceremony videos!

Spring Commencement FAQs

Q: Do I need to register for the 2020 Commencement?

A: Registration for the Class of 2020 Virtual Commencement ceremony will open on September 28, 2020. Please keep a look out for emails from the commencement office with further details.


Q: If I've already registered for the Spring 2020, do I need to cancel my registration?

A: No, however, once the new information is available you will receive an email with the new registration details, and you will need to re-register.


Q: With commencement postponed, am I still able to purchase regalia?

A: Yes, you can visit the following websites:


Q: Will refunds be given?

No, the University has announced the decision to postpone its 2020 Spring Commencement ceremonies. The intent is to reschedule to a future date and hold ceremonies open to all students who were eligible to participate in the Spring. The fee will continue to fund the rescheduled ceremony as well as the cost of services/items listed below.

The Graduation Fee includes the following:

  • Grad Check Evaluation
  • Diploma (mailed to you within 6-8 weeks)
  • Participation in the commencement ceremony
  • Diploma Cover
  • Printed commemorative program. 

Should a student be unable to take part in the ceremony, they can request the diploma cover and printed program be mailed to them once available.


Q:  When will I receive my Honors Cord?

Due to the Spring 2020 Commencement ceremony being postponed, cords will not be distributed for students who petitioned to graduate for Spring 2020 until after Spring 2020 grades have been finalized and degrees have been conferred.  For students who petitioned to graduate for Summer 2020, cords will not be distributed until after Summer 2020 grades have been finalized and degrees have been conferred. Spring 2020 recipients will be notified via email from the Office of the Registrar by July 6, and by August 17 for summer recipients. If you’ve already received an email and will be eligible for a higher honors level after your final Spring or Summer 2020 grades, you will be notified of the adjustment and will receive the appropriate cord.

Commencement Schedule

Saturday, December 12, 2020 (Virtual) 


8:00 am Social & Behavioral Sciences

10:00 am Arts & Letters and Education 

12:00 pm Business & Public Administration

2:00 pm Natural Sciences


Commencement Webcast Archives