Graduating Family Resources

Supporting graduating students through senior year and beyond.

Center for Career and Professional Development

The CCPD supports students and alumni as they navigate their career and professional development – we offer one-on-one advising, resume and cover letter reviews, workshops, networking opportunities, career fairs and more.

Center for Career and Professional Development


Students intending to graduate and/or participate in the May 2024 commencement ceremony must apply to graduate in RogerCentral in the Graduation Overview tab. Students may only participate in the commencement ceremony if they will complete all of their degree requirements by the end of the Spring 2024 semester or be 2 courses/8 credits short of completing their requirements (undergraduates) or 1 course short of completing their requirements (graduates).

Commencement Details

Be Certain You Are On Track For Graduation 

Applying for graduation is a University Degree Requirement that must be met by each student wishing to graduate. If you do not apply for graduation, you have not met all your degree requirements.

You must always apply for graduation by the published deadline in order to have your degree certified and awarded, whether you choose to attend the commencement ceremony or not.

Learn about the graduation process


Connect with fellow graduates, foster lifelong learning, support your local communities and build connections with the University. 

Once a hawk, always a hawk

August 15 – Health insurance waiver deadline

August 24 -25: Move in

August 30: Classes begin

October 20 - 22: Parents Weekend

October 23: Advisement Period begins (2024 Winter Intercession & Spring Semester)

November 6: Registration begins (2024 Winter Intercession & Spring Semester)

November 22 - 24: Thanksgiving break

December 13: Last day of classes

December 15 - 20: Final Examinations

December 21: Residence Hall close

December 22: Winter Break begins  

January 21 - 23: Residence Halls Open

January 24: Classes begin

March 11 - 15: Spring Break

March 18: Classes resume

March 18: Advisement Period begins (2024 Summer Sessions & Fall Semester)

April 1: Registration begins (2024 Summer Sessions & Fall Semester)

May 8: Last day of classes: 2024 Spring Classes

May 10 -15: Final Examinations

May 15: Residence Halls close

May 16: Senior Rehearsal

May 17: All University Commencement