Will Commencement be canceled or delayed?
We’re disappointed to announce that with the pandemic still active and unpredictable, we have made the decision to postpone Commencement 2020 to a future date. We are actively working on a plan to celebrate our students’ achievements and are soliciting input from students, parents and friends to help us reimagine these important celebrations. Read more in the April 16 message to students and families.
As a member of the Class of 2020, will I still graduate and receive my degree?
Yes. Students who are on file to graduate in May and complete their degree requirements will graduate, with degree conferral dates of May 14 for graduate degrees and May 16 for undergraduate degrees. Once all grades, CDRs and ETDs are submitted, the Registrar will review students for completion and will post honors for undergraduate students. Students are able to check their graduation status on Bannerweb.
When will I receive my diploma?
Members of the Class of 2020 will receive their diplomas in the mail starting in mid-June to the address supplied when they applied to graduate. As noted previously, the official degree conferral dates will be May 14 for graduate degrees and May 16 for undergraduate degrees.
A date has not yet been determined, due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. We know that Commencement is THE CELEBRATION that students and families have anxiously been awaiting. We recognize that Commencement is an important part of the student experience, and we are actively working on a plan to celebrate our students’ achievements. We are soliciting input from students, parents and friends to help us reimagine this important celebration. Read more in the April 16 message to students and families.
What about my Regalia? I already ordered it.
Unfortunately our regalia vendor is closed due to the COVID-19 virus. As we develop plans for a reimagined Commencement 2020, we will provide updates regarding regalia as well.