Adelphi University Commencement 2012

How to apply for Graduation and Commencement

Adelphi University Commencement 2013

Graduation and Commencement may sound like they're one and the same, but these terms refer to two different events. Graduation is the process of being awarded a degree. Commencement is the ceremony—with caps and gowns and "Pomp and Circumstance"—that celebrates graduates receiving their degrees. Participating in Commencement does not automatically mean you have received your degree. You need to apply for both graduation and Commencement. If you don't apply for graduation, you will not receive your diploma or your degree, even if you've completed all the degree requirements. The deadline to apply and have your name appear in the Commencement program was March 1, 2013. If you missed that, you still have until May 1, 2013, to register for graduation, but your name will not appear in the Commencement book.

Apply for graduation by filling out the application online or download a printable application form.

You will then have the option to register for Commencement by filling out the online Commencement application at Please see our FAQs if you are credits short of graduation.

This page was last modified on July 5, 2013.
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