Commencement Eligibility

Rules for Participation in the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies

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A graduation application is required before a student is eligible to participate in an upcoming Winter or Spring Commencement Ceremony. Failure to complete the application promptly can result in a delay in both degree posting and diploma ordering, and it can also result in the student's name being omitted from the commencement program and ceremony ticket list. (Participation in commencement is assumed and encouraged, however, it is not mandatory.) Visit Commencement Information for more information.

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Eligibility for Spring 2020 Commencement

All students simply submit a Graduation Application (see application links above) in the term you intend to complete degree requirements. Petitions to participate are not required, and graduates do not need to inform us they plan to participate. If you have apply to graduate, you will be automatically included on the commencement list. (Eligibility restrictions may apply. Please contact graduation@cofc.edu if you have trouble applying to graduate.) You do not need to inform us of your choice of ceremony. If you are eligible according to the rules stated here, you will be on the list to receive tickets. Visit Commencement Information for more information.

Please be advised, participation in a commencement ceremony does not equal graduation. Students must meet all graduation requirements before a degree is conferred and the diploma awarded.

Who is eligible to walk in the Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremonies (May 8 or 9, 2020)?

  • Students who applied to graduate for Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 graduation
  • Students who graduate(d) successfully in the Summer or Fall 2019 term and did not participate in a prior ceremony

Eligible students noted above do not have to inform our office; your eligibility is automatic.


Eligibility for Winter 2019 Commencement

All students simply submit a Graduation Application (see application links above) in the term you intend to complete degree requirements. Petitions to participate are not required, and graduates do not need to inform us they plan to participate. If you have apply to graduate, you will be automatically included on the commencement list. (Eligibility restrictions may apply. Please contact graduation@cofc.edu if you have trouble applying to graduate.) You do not need to inform us of your choice of ceremony. If you are eligible according to the rules stated here, you will be on the list to receive tickets. Visit Commencement Information for more information.

Please be advised, participation in a commencement ceremony does not equal graduation. Students must meet all graduation requirements before a degree is conferred and the diploma awarded.

Who is eligible to walk in the Winter 2019 Commencement Ceremonies (December 14, 2019)?

  • Students who applied to graduate for the Fall 2019 graduation
  • Students who graduated in Summer 2019 and did not participate in a prior ceremony

Eligible students noted above do not have to inform our office; your eligibility is automatic.

 

Information for Students with Multiple Majors

If you are a undergraduate students graduating with multiple majors, you must complete the Multiple Majors Form emailed to your official college email address. The form must be completed before you can reserve your tickets. All majors completed (Fall) or in progress (Spring/Summer) during the academic year will be recognized. By selecting one of your majors on the Multiple Majors Form, you will be selecting the Commencement Ceremony you must attend. You may only participate in one ceremony, and you may not participate with schools/majors other than your own. Visit Commencement Information for more information.