About Commencement

Commencement is a recognition and celebration of academic achievement and the lasting contributions that students have made to the university.

Do not confuse the degree/diploma application with commencement and your regalia purchase. These are two separate processes.

Although often used interchangeably, the words Commencement and Graduation are not the same thing. It is important to understand that participating in a commencement ceremony does not mean that you have completed your degree and actually graduated.

Commencement is a formal ceremony for students who have been cleared to walk by their school or program.

Commencement Dates

 

2014 Graduate/Professional Commencement Dates
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Center for Psychological Studies Saturday, June 21, 2014 11:00 a.m.
College of Health Care Sciences
(Except Physical Therapy)
Saturday, August 23, 2014 1:00 p.m.
College of Health Care Sciences
(Physical Therapy)
Sunday, May 18, 2014 1:00 p.m.
College of Dental Medicine Sunday, May 18, 2014 1:00 p.m.
College of Medical Sciences Sunday, May 18, 2014 1:00 p.m.
College of Nursing Saturday, August 23, 2014 1:00 p.m.
College of Optometry Sunday, May 18, 2014 1:00 p.m.
College of Osteopathic Medicine Sunday, May 18, 2014 1:00 p.m.
College of Pharmacy Sunday, May 18, 2014 1:00 p.m.
Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
(Master's Candidates)
Saturday, June 21, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Abraham S. Fischler School of Education Saturday, June 21, 2014 11:00 a.m.
Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences Saturday, June 21, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences Saturday, June 21, 2014 4:00 p.m.
H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship Saturday, June 21, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Institute for the Study of Human Service, Health & Justice Saturday, June 21, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Oceanographic Center Saturday, June 21, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Shepard Broad Law Center Saturday, May 10, 2014 11:00 a.m.
2014 Undergraduate Commencement Dates
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Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Saturday, May 10, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Abraham S. Fischler School of Education Saturday, May 10, 2014 4:00 p.m.
H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship Saturday, May 10, 2014 4:00 p.m.
College of Health Care Sciences Saturday, May 10, 2014 4:00 p.m.
College of Nursing Saturday, May 10, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Institute for the Study of Human Service, Health & Justice Saturday, May 10, 2014 4:00 p.m.