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Graduation vs. Commencement


The completion of all your degree requirements

When do I apply for graduation?
During your last term of classes. You may also apply up to a year in advance if you know when you’ll be done.

Deadline to apply for graduation:
End of the 4th week of your final term

What if you miss the deadline?
If you miss the 4th week deadline, you can still apply! However, DuckWeb will no longer allow you to apply for graduation online; students must visit the Registrar’s Office and file a late petition.

How do you apply for graduation?
Log onto DuckWeb, go to the Student Menu tab, and click on “Apply for Undergraduate Degree”.

I submitted an application to graduate in Spring, but found out I need to stay for 1 or 2 more terms. What should I do?
Contact the Registrar’s Office to pull your application and you’ll be good to go.



Date: June 13th, 2017

Where do I sign up for Sociology’s Commencement Ceremony?
There will be a form to fill out online. It will be made available closer to the date of the commencement ceremony.

What if I apply for my degree earlier than Spring term?
You’re still invited to the commencement ceremony in June. Students that graduated in this academic year (Fall, Winter or Summer) are able to participate.

What if I will be done next Fall, but want to participate in this June’s commencement ceremony?
You can! Just contact Elizabeth Milner early during Spring term and let her know you would like to participate.