Summer Graduate Information

Summer 2021 Candidates

Students graduating in Summer 2021 are invited to participate in the Fall 2021 Commencement exercises. Students will be asked to register an email address with the Commencement Office during summer semester to receive information after graduation.  

Fall 2021 Commencement

Fall 2021 Commencement is scheduled to take place in December. Students who registered an email address over the summer will receive an email in September with RSVP dates, ticket allotments, and confirmed ceremony times.

Spring Participation

Spring 2021 Participation

Summer 2021 graduates with two classes or less remaining and in good academic standing will have the option to apply for an early walk in Spring 2021.

The application period for Spring 2021 has closed. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Read the official policy

How to Apply

Students may request an early walk by completing the spring participation request form by March 10. The application period for Spring 2021 has closed. Late submissions will not be accepted. 

Applicants will be notified by March 18 if they are cleared to participate and receive an RSVP link at that time. Summer students allowed to walk early will receive an extension on their RSVP period. 

What to Expect

Summer students participating in the spring ceremony should expect the following changes:

  • Summer students will receive the same ticket allotment as a spring student.
    • Students will not be able to RSVP prior to approval.
  • Summer students will not be listed in the spring program. All summer graduates will be listed in the fall program. 
  • Summer students will not receive honor cords for the spring ceremony.
  • Summer students will have their name called as they walk across stage.