If you want to walk in a commencement ceremony before your actual graduation date, you must contact the dean of your college and receive permission.

Although you will cross the stage and have your name announced if you walk early, you will not have your name in the commencement program.

Also, you are responsible for understanding the attire and expectations of a commencement ceremony.


Your college dean’s approval to participate in an early ceremony does not fill the requirement of applying to graduate. You must apply for graduation and indicate the term in which all degree requirements (including terms of internship) are finished.