Parents and Guests

Congratulations to the families and friends of our candidates!

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

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 your student has completed his or her degree and has actually graduated. Commencement is a formal ceremony for candidates who have been cleared to participate by their school or program.