Is Commencement the same as Graduation Day?
Yes, Commencement is the actual ceremony held to recognize students who will have completed their program requirements and earned their degrees.
When is Commencement?
We are hosting Commencement on Friday, June 16. There will be two ceremonies -- one in the morning and one in the afternoon. We will announce closer to June which schools are assigned to each ceremony.
How do I make sure my name is correct on my diploma?
Candidates who will fulfill their degree requirements at the end of the current semester will receive an email with instructions to complete the Degree Candidate Verification Form, which is where you can double-check the spelling of your name.
I heard that President Jerome gives shout-outs during his speech to family members graduating together. How do I make sure my family member and I get on that list?
Yes, he does! We will invite graduates to share their family members' information in May.
Will my name be read at the ceremony?
Yes! Every graduate will have their name announced as they walk across the stage. (How exciting is that?!)
Are students who finished their degree requirements in December 2022 allowed to walk in the June Commencement ceremony? What about students who won’t finish until August?
Yes! If you finished at the end of the Fall 2022 semester, you are welcome to participate in Commencement in June. Students taking their final classes during the Spring semester walk as well, as do those who finished at the end of the Winter semester.
Are Monroe Online graduates eligible to walk in Commencement?
Are St. Lucia graduates included in the New York ceremony?
The St. Lucia campus holds its own Commencement in October.
Will I receive my diploma at the ceremony?
No. Diplomas are not distributed at the ceremony. They are sent home to the graduates approximately two months after their final semester. You will also receive a digital copy of your diploma via our partner, Parchment. Keep an eye on your College email for information about it.
Who do I contact if I have special needs (i.e. mobility, hearing, other) should I choose to participate in the ceremony?
Please contact Jackie Ruegger in the President’s Office at email@example.com.
Will there be a photographer?
Yes, a professional photographer will be on hand to take a picture as you walk across the stage and shake the hand of President Jerome or Chairman Jerome. An additional photo opportunity will be available on site. You will receive information in the mail from the vendor after the ceremony about obtaining copies of your pictures.
Will the ceremony be videotaped?
Yes, the College will be videotaping Commencement. Later in the summer, we will share a highlights video showcasing special moments from both ceremonies.
Latin Award Ceremonies
When are the academic awards ceremonies held?
Students graduating with Latin honors will be celebrated at virtual events in June. Invitations will be sent by Academic Affairs to those graduates whose final cumulative GPA results in graduating with cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude honors.
When will King Graduate School hold its Hooding & Award ceremony?
It will take place on Thursday, June 15th. Check your College email for more details.