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CoE Graduate Handbook

Convocation Participation

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.

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