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Graduate Ceremony

Friday, May 9, 2014
9:00 a.m.
The Mullins Center

 

Eligibility and Participation

Participating in Commencement
Please complete the Commencement Participation Form, indicating your planned attendance and estimated number of guests, by April 21. Completing this form by the requested date will allow us to make appropriate arrangements for parking and the Commencement reception.

Eligibility
The following groups are eligible to participate in Commencement:

  • Master's degree candidates who submit the Degree Eligibility Form by April 9, 2014, 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 9 deadline. (See Master's Degree Eligibility Form and Checklist)
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) candidates who submit the CAGS Eligibility Form by April 9, 2014, 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 9. (See Doctoral Degree Eligibility Form and Checklist)
  • Individuals who received their Master's, CAGS, or Doctoral degrees in September 2013 or February 2014.

Questions concerning eligibility should be directed to the Graduate Student Service Center, Room 534, Goodell Building, 413-545-0722, or via e-mail at degreq@grad.umass.edu.