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Graduation and Commencement

UCM awards degrees and certificates three times per year: May, August, and December.  Students completing a class during a 1st-half semester session or any other early start/end term session, must wait to have their degree and/or certificate awarded at the end of the full semester.

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Spring 2024 Commencement Program


For what to expect leading up to commencement, watch this video!



- March 12, 2024 - Regalia pick-up for the Spring 2024 ceremony begins

- March 22, 2024 - last day to apply for Spring/Summer 2024 graduation to have your name included in the printed commencement program 

- April 5, 2024 - graduation fees posted for Spring (May) 2024 degree/certificate candidates

- April 29-May3, 2024 - Name Cards available for pickup in the Registrar's Office (Ward Edwards 1000)

- May 3 & 4, 2024 - Spring Commencement ceremonies
- May 31, 2024 - last day to award a Spring 2024 degree/certificate


Commencement ceremonies are held for degree candidates twice per year: May and December.  Students completing their degrees in the Summer term are invited to participate in the May ceremonies.  Students who are only completing certificates are not recognized at commencement ceremonies. 

Students who wish to defer their graduation walk will need to apply to participate in a later commencement ceremony no later than March 15th for the May (Spring/Summer) ceremonies, and October 15th for the December (Fall) ceremonies. 





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