Graduation & Commencement

Degree hung on the wallApply for graduation

Students must apply for graduation in order to receive their degree. View eligibility requirements on the Registrar's website. General Engineering students must see their advisors to apply. All other students in the CoE should apply online [pdf].

Live Graduation Workshops are held near semester-end (see ESSC calendar for dates & times). An online graduation workshop is also available.

Steps to Graduation brochure (2020 version) [pdf]

Participate in commencement
Students graduating

Commencement is the ceremony most people think of as graduation. An application must be submitted in order to participate in commencement.

We are returning to in-person commencement ceremonies this December! For up-to-date information and announcements, see the Commencement web site and Instagram page.

Virtual Grad Fest

Open to all graduates from Class of 2020 and Class of 2021: visit the Grad Fest website for more information about in-person commencement ceremonies, online recognition, vendor specials (academic regalia, class rings, graduation photos, gifts), and important deadlines not to be missed!

Spring 2021 Commencement

Live-streamed Kick-off Event May 26, 2021 (degree conferrals) with Provost Del Casino and President Papazian followed by on-campus, in-person experience May 26-28 (details)

Related announcements from President Papazian: April updateMarch 2021

Virtual Grad Fest events (April 13 & April 16 presentation and recording)