CERTIFICATION FOR GRADUATION
Only students who have been officially certified for graduation by the Office of Records and Registration may participate in the Commencement Exercises.
Two steps toward participating in May 2017 Commencement: Once all requirements for the degree have been met, there are two final steps toward participating in the May 2017 Commencement Exercises:
1. Determining that you have been officially certified academically for graduation and
2. Picking up your certification card/permit and other materials to participate in graduation.
Step 1: Official Notification of Certification
The Office of Records and Registration will certify students academically for graduation and grant them permission to participate in the Commencement Exercises. The Office will notify students of their certification via Morgan email. No certifications will take place on the day of Rehearsal or the day of Commencement.
Determining Requirements for Graduation Not Met: If students are informed by the Office of Records and Registration that they have not been certified for graduation, they should report immediately to the appropriate college/school location to determine what requirements remain unfulfilled, at the following locations, before May 19, 2017:
The College of Liberal Arts
Dean’s Student Services Office
206 Holmes Hall
The School of Architecture and Planning
104 CBEIS Building
The School of Business and Management
Student Services Office
Morgan Business Center, Room 407
The School of Community Health and Policy
Student Services Office, Jenkins 105
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
200 Dixon Research Center
The School of Education and Urban Studies
School of Engineering
206 Mitchell Building
The School of Global Journalism and Communication
The School of Social Work
BSW Department Office
Students who have not been certified when they first contact the offices noted above should remain in contact with the Office of Records and Registration to determine whether their names have been added to the list of certified students. However, they should not wait until the last minute, to do so.
Step 2: Picking up Certification, Admit Tickets and Other Material at Rehearsal
Once students have determined that they have been certified to graduate and to participate in the Commencement Exercises, they are authorized to attend Graduation Rehearsal.
All graduating students must attend the Graduation Rehearsal
Rehearsal for undergraduate students (those receiving the bachelor’s degree) will be at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017 in Hill Field House.
At the end of Rehearsal, after posing for the Class Photo, students will report to the designated locations for their college/school to pick up their Certification Cards, Admit Tickets and Verification of Attendance Card.
Certification Cards: Each student will be issued one (1) Certification Card. Only that student may use the Certification Card issued to participate in Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The Certification Card will bear the student’s name and discipline (and honors, if earned) and a special code that prevents duplication of the card. Once the students receive the card, they should secure it in a safe place. A student cannot be admitted to participate in the Commencement Exercises on Friday without the Certification Card.
Verification of Participation in Commencement Cards:
Graduating students will be issued Verification of Participation in Commencement Cards at the end of Rehearsal. Students should (1) fill out the cards prior to Commencement Exercises and (2) bring them with you on the day of graduation. The cards will be collected by ushers as you leave the stadium to verify attendance and participation in the Recessional.
After students have completed these two steps, they will be prepared to report, at 8:30 am, for the Commencement Exercises on Saturday morning, May 20, 2017.