Bachelor's and Master's Graduates
December graduates are invited to participate in the May commencement ceremony following their term of completion.
Students planning to complete all degree requirements by the end of the summer semester (Term I, Term II or Full-Term) are permitted to take part in the May commencement ceremonies as degree candidates. If a student is not enrolled by April 15 for all their remaining courses, permission to participate in the ceremony as a degree candidate will not be granted.
Doctoral students must complete all degree requirements in order to participate in the commencement ceremony. Students completing their degree requirements in August or December are invited to participate in the commencement ceremony the following May.
CHECKLIST FOR GRADUATION ATTENDEES
Before graduation, the following actions must be completed. Diplomas and transcripts will not be issued to students who have outstanding library books or fines, outstanding balance in the Business Office, or for Financial Aid recipients who have not completed exit interviews with the Office of Financial Aid.
o Fulfill all financial obligations to the university.
o Return all materials borrowed from Puente Library.
o Pay graduation fee by April 15.
o Complete Financial Aid exit interview (financial aid recipients only). Information regarding the exit interview will be sent separately.
o Complete Residence Life expectations (Residence Life students only).
o Complete the Graduating Student Survey
. Information on how to complete the survey will be sent separately.
o Pick up regalia (details below).
Graduation Regalia for undergraduate and master's students will be available for pick-up in the Office of Registration and Records. Bring a photo ID. Regalia will not be mailed to you prior to commencement. Regalia consist of your cap, gown, hood, tassel, and any honor cords. (Honor cords will be distributed at check in on commencement morning). Graduate students only: If you are unable to pick up your regalia before commencement, it will be issued to you during check in on commencement morning.
Your diploma will be available for pick up at the conclusion of commencement. You must present photo ID.
Master of Science, Master of Business Administration diploma pick up: room 244/245
Bachelor of Science/Associate of Applied Science diploma pick up: room 266
Doctor of Science/Doctor of Philosophy diploma pick up: Dean's Suite, room 215