Graduation & Commencement Information
Graduation Information for ALL Students
All students must apply for graduation the semester before you plan to complete program requirements (see dates below). You must apply to graduate even if you do not intend to participate in a Commencement ceremony. You may apply earlier than the deadlines posted below.
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Participation in Commencement
McKendree University holds Commencement ceremonies once each year at the end of the spring semester (in May at the Lebanon campus and in June at the Louisville campus). Students who complete degree requirements as of December 31 are invited to participate in the Commencement ceremony held the following May (at the Lebanon campus) or June (at the Louisville campus). For example, if you graduate in December, 2015 you may attend Commencement in May or June 2016. Students who complete requirements in July or May should plan to attend the May or June ceremony in the year in which they graduate (May and July 2016 graduates may participate in the May or June 2016 ceremony.)
PLEASE NOTE: Participation in the Commencement Ceremony is not a guarantee of graduation. Degrees for May graduates are conferred on May 31 and for July graduates are conferred on July 31 provided all requirements for the degree are met.
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