What is commencement?
Commencement is often referred to as "graduation," but there is a difference. Commencement is a ceremony that celebrates students who are projected to successfully complete all degree or certificate requirements by the end of the academic year. Students who complete graduation requirements in the Summer 2023 Semester will be invited to attend the fall 2023 ceremony.
What is graduation?
Graduation happens when a student has officially completed all degree or certificate requirements. Confirmation of degree or certificate completion will take place once all official grades are posted – usually one month after Commencement. When the requirements are met, a student is then considered a graduate!