Graduation is the process of submitting a graduation application, completing all academic requirements for your degree, settling all financial obligations and holds, and completing any additional audits or assessments associated with your program. The administrative process of degree conferral will indicate your official date of graduation.
Rains Hall, Summerville Campus
Commencement refers to the ceremony, officiated by the Provost of the university, where you share the excitement and importance of your academic accomplishments with peers, family, and friends. It is also a time for the university, President, Deans, faculty, and staff to pay special tribute to you for the outstanding efforts you have shown in earning your degree.
DA 2003, Health Sciences Campus