Academic Policies & Procedures

Doctoral Students

Application for Commencement Participation

Ph.D. degrees are awarded by the University Graduate School. Candidates for the Ph.D. degree, who wish to participate in the graduation commencement ceremony, must complete and submit the Commencement Participation Application Form at least six months before the expected date of graduation. This application, along with other information about degree requirement completion, may be found at:

Please note, this application is for participation in the commencement ceremony, and is a separate process from degree conferral.  For details about degree conferral, please contact Amy Shamanov at .

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