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Participation in the Commencement Ceremony

Students in all programs other than the PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and Doctor of Nursing Practice (see below) participate in the May ceremony in the year that their degree is being conferred. This includes the following:

  • Non PhD or DNP Students completing all requirements by the end of the Fall semester - January Graduation date, walk in the May ceremony and will already have received a diploma by mail and will receive a "mock" diploma on stage at the May ceremony if in attendance.
  • Non PhD or DNP Students completing all requirements by the end of the Spring semester - May Graduation date, walk in the May ceremony and will receive their diploma at the event - or by mail if not in attendance.
  • Non PhD or DNP Students completing all requirements by the end of the Summer semester - September Graduation date, walk in the May ceremony and will receive their diploma in September via mail.

PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and the Dr. of Nursing Practice students must be approved for and will participate in graduation ceremony as listed below.

  • PhD and DNP Students completing all requirements by the end of the Fall semester - January Graduation date, walk in the May ceremony and will already have received a diploma by mail and will receive a "mock" diploma on stage at the May ceremony if in attendance.
  • PhD and DNP Students completing all requirements by the end of the Spring semester - May Graduation date, walk in the May ceremony and will receive their diploma at the event - or by mail if not in attendance.
  • PhD and DNP Students completing all requirements by the end of the Summer semester - September Graduation date, walk in the May ceremony of the following year and will receive their diploma in September via mail.