Information about ordering graduation regalia will be sent from the President's Office in February for all students eligible to participate in Commencement based on the participation policy outlined above. When received, fill out the information and submit to Huntley Bookstore.
Students graduating in the Spring term do not need to submit a petition to participate in Commencement.
If you wish to participate in Commencement, but have not yet completed your degree requirements for a summer degree you must petition to be allowed to participate. Eligibility requirements are as follows:
You must complete your degree requirements and graduate during this year's Summer term. Because you must be enrolled for the semester in which you expect to graduate, your student account must be free of any financial obligations and other academic holds. Please note that you must also meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards in order to graduate from CGU. If you are on academic probation, you may not petition to participate in Commencement.
Doctoral students: You must have submitted and expect to successfully defend your dissertation by the deadline published for the summer semester or you will receive a Fall degree.
Master's students: Three requirements must be met. (1) At the end of this Spring semester, you must need no more than eight (8) units to complete your degree program. (2) You will complete your degree program during the Summer term. (3) You must be enrolled for the Summer semester.
Before submitting your petition, make sure it is complete and that you have attached the required documents. Incomplete petitions will delay the processing of your request.
Petitions are reviewed by the Registrar's Office and approval is granted by the Provost. The concurrence of your dean or department may be requested by the Registrar's Office.
Once approved, the Registrar's Office will provide you with information and instructions regarding ordering graduation regalia. You are responsible for all regalia rental charges, including any rush or special handling charges that may be incurred as a result of late orders.
Petitions processed and approved before the publication deadline for the Commencement Program will allow your name to be listed on the Anticipated Summer Degrees page in the Commencement Program.
Students completing degrees in Spring should refer to the Degree Completion Checklist for deadlines and are not required to submit a Commencement Participation Petition. The deadlines below apply to students who anticipate graduating in the upcoming summer term and are requesting permission to participate in the this year's commencement ceremony.
Absolutely no petitions will be accepted or reviewed after the Commencement Participation Petition deadline below.
April 17, 2017
Deadline for receipt of Commencement Participation Petitions. Submit completed (with required signatures) petitions to the Registrar's Office.
April 24, 2017
Last day for Provost review of Commencement Participation Petitions. Students approved for participation will be notified by this day.