Graduation Process for Bachelor Degree Candidates


  • Students must ensure their expected graduation term is set to the correct term in which they plan to graduate through their E-hive account in "Student Center" > "Graduation" link.
  • Spring/Summer graduation application deadline is October 1.
  • Winter graduation application deadline is March 1.
  • Applications received after the deadline could result in students not being permitted to graduate until the following term.
  • Apply electronically via E-Hive in "Student Center" >"Graduation" link. (Students will receive an automated electronic notification telling them that they have successfully submitted their application.)

Confirmation of Graduation Status

  • Once the graduation application has been submitted, students will receive an email from the Registrar's Office confirming they are eligible to graduate.
  • All course work must be completed, and all grades that apply toward a degree must be received in the Registrar's Office within four weeks after the end of a student's last term of attendance. If this deadline is not met, the student's name will be removed from the term's graduation list, and the student will be required to reapply for graduation.

Graduation Honors Cord

  • Students who have earned a cumulative GPA (which includes ALL transfer coursework):
    • of at least 3.85 are awarded Summa Cum Laude honors and walk with a gold/black/white cord
    • between a 3.849 to 3.60 are awarded Magna Cum Laude honors and walk with a gold cord
    • between a 3.599 to 3.4 are awarded Cum Laude honors and walk with a silver cord
  • Students may pick up honor cords from the Registrar's Office in Old Main 139 from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning two weeks prior to the commencement ceremony OR on the day of commencement at the Registrar's check-in table


  • Cap and gown must be worn by all graduates participating in commencement.
  • Purchase regalia through 'Jacket Book & Supply.
  • Students who received a gold tassel during orientation induction may choose to wear this tassel instead of purchasing a black one from the bookstore.


  • Non-personal, generic announcements can be purchased at 'Jacket Book & Supply.
  • Personalized announcements and other graduation items can be purchased through Herff-Jones.