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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 Forms. 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 Office of the Registrar, who will then coordinate with Academic Affairs to process the appeal.

For more information, e-mail the Office of the Registrar or call (573) 875-7526.