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Graduate Commencement: Eligibility and Participation

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Participating in Commencement
Please complete the Commencement Participation Form, indicating your planned attendance and estimated number of guests, by April 20. This will help us make appropriate arrangements for parking and the reception.

Eligibility
The following groups are eligible to participate in Commencement:

  • Master's degree candidates who submit the Degree Eligibility Form by April 13, 2012, to the Office of Degree Requirements, 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 13 deadline. (See Master's Degree Eligibility Form and Checklist)
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) candidates who submit the CAGS Eligibility Form by April 13, 2012, to the Office of Degree Requirements, stating an intention to complete all course requirements by the end of the semester. For CAGS Eligibility Forms or additional information, please contact the Office of Degree Requirements.
  • Doctoral degree candidates who have completed all degree requirements and filed the Doctoral Degree Eligibility Form by April 13. (See Doctoral Degree Eligibility Form and Checklist)
  • Individuals who received their Master's, CAGS, or Doctoral degrees in September 2011 or February 2012.

Questions concerning eligibility should be directed to the Office of Degree Requirements, Room 534, Goodell Building, 413-545-0025, or via e-mail at degreq@grad.umass.edu.