Academic Policies & Procedures
Application for Graduation
Candidates for the Ph.D. degree, who wish to participate in the graduation commencement ceremony, must file an application for graduation at least six months before the expected date of graduation. The Ph.D. Commencement Participation Application Form may be found online in Onestart. The vertical navigation bar on the left side of the main page contains a box entitled "group quick links." The "university graduate school forms" link in that box will take the student to a page which contains a link, entitled "Ph.D. commencement participation application", which leads to an online form which the student must complete, save and submit. If this application is successfully submitted six months before the graduation, the candidate's name and degree information will be included in the commencement program. The candidate must also inform the research committee chair of the candidate's intention to participate in the ceremony.