Graduate Commencement: Eligibility and Participation
Participating in Commencement
Please complete the Commencement Participation Form, indicating your planned attendance and estimated number of guests, by April 22. This will help us make appropriate arrangements for parking and the reception.
The following groups are eligible to participate in Commencement:
- Master's degree candidates who submit the Degree Eligibility Form by April 16, 2013, to the Graduate Student Service Center, stating an intention to complete all course requirements by the end of the semester. For students who are writing a thesis, the defense and submission of that thesis must take place by the April 16 deadline. (See Master's Degree Eligibility Form and Checklist)
- Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) candidates who submit the CAGS Eligibility Form by April 16, 2013, to the Graduate Student Service Office, stating an intention to complete all course requirements by the end of the semester. For CAGS Eligibility Forms or additional information, please contact the Graduate Student Service Center.
- Doctoral degree candidates who have completed all degree requirements and filed the Doctoral Degree Eligibility Form by April 16. (See Doctoral Degree Eligibility Form and Checklist)
- Individuals who received their Master's, CAGS, or Doctoral degrees in September 2012 or February 2013.
Questions concerning eligibility should be directed to the Graduate Student Service Center, Room 534, Goodell Building, 413-545-0722, or via e-mail at email@example.com.