Commencement Information

Graduation and Commencement

Students often inquire about the difference between graduation or the conferral of a degree and participating at the commencement ceremony. Graduation is sometimes used interchangeable with the conferral of a degree. Graduation is the completion of all degree requirements and noted on the student’s official transcript. Commencement is the ceremony held by the University to celebrate the student’s completion of their degree. Attending commencement does not insinuate that students have officially completed all degree requirements.