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Participation Requirements

Graduate in Cap and GownTo be eligible to participate in a main campus commencement ceremony, a Declaration of Candidacy for Degree must be submitted. This form is located on CougarTrack under Academics. You will not see the link for the Application for Commencement Ceremony until this has been completed.

There is a strict deadline for signing up to participate in the main campus commencement ceremonies. This deadline is always 8 weeks prior to the commencement ceremony (i.e. Mid-March for May ceremony, Mid-October for December ceremony). Specific deadline dates are listed on the schedule.

If you miss the deadline to sign-up for ceremony an appeal must be submitted to the Evaluations Department. They will coordinate with the Executive Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs to get the appeal processed.

For more information, e-mail the Evaluations Department or call (573) 875-7658.