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Convocation 2019

Watch the full video of the 2018 Convocation ceremony from Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

 2018-19 Conferral Dates*

August 24, 2018 for Summer graduates
December 28, 2018 for Fall graduates
May 23, 2019 for Spring graduates

* The School's Convocation Ceremony and the University Commencement Ceremony are held once a year in May.

May 2019 Conferral 

All 2018-19 graduates are invited to attend the May 2019 Convocation and Commencement ceremonies. Diplomas for Summer and Fall graduates will be mailed directly to you. 

Regalia Ordering
All graduates participating in Convocation or Commencement are required to wear a cap, gown, and hood.  Regalia ordering is open now through April 13, 2019, through Oak Hall at  Students are encouraged to order regalia even if participation is not a certainty. Please keep in mind that students who do not have regalia will not be permitted to participate in the graduation ceremonies.

Convocation Speaker
The 2019 Convocation speaker will be Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist and author, Ms. Laurie Garrett.  Her bio is available here.

Graduating Student Checklist

Use the checklist to help identify administrative details that may need to be taken care of before you leave campus.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

More questions?  Please contact the Office of Records and Registration at

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