Every student is invited to participate in the College of Education Convocation upon completion of their graduate degree. The College of Education follows the campus policy on participation.
- Candidates eligible to participate in the College of Education Convocation and campus-wide Commencement ceremonies include August 2022 graduates, December 2022 graduates, and May 2023 degree candidates.
- Doctoral candidates who have not completed all degree requirements including depositing a dissertation by the April doctoral deposit deadline are eligible to participate in the College Convocation Ceremony only if pre-approved. The candidate must agree to deposit by May 10. Doctoral candidates who have not met the April deposit deadline will not be allowed to participate in the campus-wide Commencement ceremony.
- Ed.M./M.A./M.S. and Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.) degree candidates with 8 or fewer hours remaining who expect to complete their degree requirements in August 2023 may participate in the college convocation; however, their names will not appear in the printed College Convocation program, the College Virtual Convocation video, and campus-wide Commencement Programs until May 2024.
To request to cross the stage in the College of Education Convocation ceremony, candidates will need to file a College of Education Exception Request Form. All requests must be approved by the candidate's advisor, department, and the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs. Doctoral candidates must provide a letter of support from the chairperson and/or dissertation director certifying that the candidate is on track to deposit no later than May 10.