Online Students

How to Participate in Graduation as an Online Student

As an online student, you are welcome and encouraged to come to graduation! It’s a great opportunity to meet your classmates, professors and advisors face-to-face. Throughout the weekend there will be multiple opportunities to see campus, network and celebrate your graduation.

To prepare for the event, you will need to complete the same checklist as the on-campus student, including applying for graduation and getting tickets.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • The University only has one graduation ceremony weekend each year (in May) so be sure to plan accordingly. In some cases you can participate in commencement while you complete your final courses.
  • Be sure to check if your program hosts a reception and ceremony around graduation. It’s a wonderful way to network.
  • We do livestream the event so if you have friends or family who cannot attend, there is an option for them to watch virtually. We encourage you to share this with classmates, too.

Finally, congratulations on your accomplishments! We look forward to seeing you at graduation.

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