Although graduation generally incites a sense of accomplishment, it can also be a source of confusion. The following services assist graduating seniors as they formally declare their intent to graduate, participate in university ceremonies, and prepare for life after college.
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This website includes the Graduation Checklist, commencement information, and much more.
Students attending the university commencement ceremony are required to wear an official cap and gown, and are responsible for ordering and purchasing these materials in advance of the ceremony. Students may also order graduation announcements and class rings at their discretion.
Graduating seniors are invited to attend commencement ceremonies both for the university and for their individual colleges. Students must RSVP individually for these events.
All students must officially declare their intent to graduate and file an application for degree candidacy. This process will ensure that all courses have been completed and graduation requirements have been met.
Graduation Services Advisors are responsible for making a final audit of each student's coursework to ensure that all university requirements for the student's degree have been met. Students will work with both their major and graduation services advisors to complete the degree audit. Students should initiate the degree candidacy application the semester prior to the intended graduation.
Student Engagement & Career Development supports students as they engage in experiences that expand their capacity make an impact on authentic challenges facing businesses and communities and to lead, to develop in-demand employable skills within and beyond the classroom and to design and implement a career plan aligned with personal strengths and values, for a lifetime of opportunity and well-being.
Students may request official copies of their UA transcripts via the Internet, or in person. Transcript fees apply.