Your eligibility to graduate will be determined once Curriculum Advising has received your application to graduate and your final grades. You will be notified of your eligibility via e-mail in late May for spring convocation and early October for fall convocation. You can also check your status by logging into your external,RAMMS account.
Your guest tickets will be sent to you via e-mail once you submit your external,RSVP to attend convocation. You can always go back to this confirmation e-mail to access your tickets or forward them to your guests to print or upload onto their mobile device.
Anyone 5 years and older will need their own ticket, younger children can attend without a ticket but must sit in a guest's lap. Please keep in mind the ceremony will be 1.5 to 2 hours long. We encourage you to sit near the rear of the Theatre in case you need to step outside.
Convocation ceremonies usually last 1.5 to 2 hours. There will be a reception following each ceremony.
We suggest business or business casual attire. The academic regalia that graduates wear during the ceremony does not close in the front, so what you wear underneath will be visible.
Only PhD graduates wear mortar boards/hats as part of their regalia.
A photographer from external,Lifetouch will take a picture of each graduate as they cross the stage and also after they receive their award document. Graduates will be e-mailed login information to view proofs shortly after convocation. If you did not give your photo consent during the RSVP process you will not be sent proofs.
If you are not attending convocation, you may external,Graduate in Absentia . You can pick up your document on campus or arrange to it have couriered to you by logging into your RAMMS account and submitting an Online Graduation Document Courier Request. Your award document will be made available for pick-up at the ServiceHub, external,POD-150 after July 1st for spring convocation and after November 1st for fall convocation.
If you are unable to pick up your document yourself you may authorize someone else to pick it up on your behalf. You must provide this individual with a letter of authorization, which must include: your signature, your full name, your student number, your program name, term of graduation, and the full name of the person you are authorizing to pick up your document. The individual picking up your document must also provide photo identification proving they are the person stated in the authorization letter.