Participating in Commencement
All students who will be graduating may participate in commencement ceremonies to celebrate their academic accomplishments. Participation in the commencement ceremony does not mean you have graduated as you will not receive your diploma on that day. Find out more about your diploma.
Full academic apparel is required for participation in the ceremony. Students may order apparel and other graduation items at GradFest in Moscow each March and October. Online and phone ordering options become available after each GradFest for off-campus students and those unable to attend the event. Visit the Graduation Apparel page for more details.
Requesting to Walk Through Commencement Before Degree Completion
Your College Dean's office can tell you under what conditions you may be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony, even though you will complete the final course work and graduate the following semester. These conditions vary by college and most require you to be within a set number of credits from graduation.
If you meet the conditions of your college, you must attach a Request to Walk Through Commencement form to your degree application. In order to have your name appear in the commencement program, you must have your Request to Walk Through Commencement form and degree application turned in to your College Dean's office or College of Graduate Studies (for graduate students) by March 20 for Spring commencement and October 20 for Fall commencement.
When commencement is over, your application for degree will be automatically forwarded to the semester indicated on your application. Remember, your official date of graduation, recorded on your transcript and diploma, will be the semester in which you complete your final degree requirements.