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

 

2015 Graduate/Professional Commencement Dates
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Center for Psychological Studies Friday, June 12, 2015 10:00 a.m.
College of Health Care Sciences
(Except Physical Therapy)
Friday, August 21, 2015 1:00 p.m.
College of Health Care Sciences
(Physical Therapy)
Friday, May 15, 2015 4:00 p.m.
College of Dental Medicine Friday, May 15, 2015 10:00 a.m.
College of Medical Sciences Friday, May 15, 2015 4:00 p.m.
College of Nursing Friday, August 21, 2015 1:00 p.m.
College of Optometry Friday, May 15, 2015 4:00 p.m.
College of Osteopathic Medicine Friday, May 15, 2015 10:00 a.m.
College of Pharmacy Friday, May 15, 2015 4:00 p.m.
Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
(Master's Candidates)
Friday, June 5, 2015 4:00 p.m.
Abraham S. Fischler School of Education Friday, June 12, 2015 4:00 p.m.
Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences Friday, June 5, 2015 4:00 p.m.
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences Friday, June 12, 2015 10:00 a.m.
H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship
(MBA and MIBA)
Friday, June 5, 2015 10:00 a.m.
H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship
(Except MBA and MIBA)
Friday, June 5, 2015 4:00 p.m.
Institute for the Study of Human Service, Health & Justice Friday, June 12, 2015 10:00 a.m.
Oceanographic Center Friday, June 5, 2015 4:00 p.m.
Shepard Broad Law Center Thursday, May 7, 2015 1:00 p.m.
2015 Undergraduate Commencement Dates
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Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
(Traditional Day Students)
Friday, May 8, 2015 10:00 a.m.
Abraham S. Fischler School of Education
(Traditional Day Students)
Friday, May 8, 2015 10:00 a.m.
H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship
(Traditional Day Students)
Friday, May 8, 2015 10:00 a.m.
College of Health Care Sciences Friday, May 8, 2015 4:00 p.m.
College of Nursing Friday, May 8, 2015 4:00 p.m.
Institute for the Study of Human Service, Health & Justice
(Traditional Day Students)
Friday, May 8, 2015 10:00 a.m.
On- and Off-Campus Career Students Friday, May 8, 2015 4:00 p.m.