Information for Degree Candidates

  • Commencement 2019


    There are many things that degree candidates need to know to prepare for the upcoming Commencement ceremony.  Please take a moment to review the information provided.

    Commencement events are congratulatory ceremonies hosted by university officials in which degree candidates are publicly and formally recognized for their accomplishments as members of an academic community.

    Graduation is the process of being awarded a degree after successful completion of credit hours and other degree requirements.  Actual diplomas are not awarded at the Commencement ceremonies, as they will be mailed out 4-6 weeks post the ceremony.

    Should you have questions regarding the Commencement ceremonies please email us at commencementrequest@umes.edu.