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How to Apply for Graduation
All Spring 2014 graduates are required to submit a Graduation Application to their academic department by February 15.
All Summer 2014 graduates who plan to walk in the May ceremony must submit a graduation application to their department by March 1.
- Secondary education, double majors, and dual degree students must submit two applications, one to each department.
- Students who will complete requirements for a minor or career concentration, please request verification of completion from the appropriate department to be sent to the registrar for inclusion on the final transcript.
Spring 2014 Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Graduation will be held on the Academic Quad
- 9:00 a.m. — College of Business, College of Education
- 12:00 p.m. — College of Science and Technology
- 3:00 p.m. — College of Liberal Arts
***If the graduation Rain Plan is in effect, it will be announced by 5:00 am on May 10 on the BU Today website and on local TV and radio stations. Each graduate will receive guest tickets in the event that the Rain Plan becomes neceessary.***
Tickets: There are no tickets necessary unless the Rain Plan is utilized. Seating is on a first come, first served basis and may be obtained 1 hour before each ceremony.
Parking: Parking will be on upper or lower campus. Busses will be provided for transportation to and from the ceremony.
Students: Line up in Centennial Hall (or Nelson Field House for the Rain Plan) on Saturday, May 10, 2014
- 8:00 am College of Business and College of Education
- 11:00 am College of Science & Technology
- 2:00 pm College of Liberal Arts
GRADUATION VERIFICATION (formerly known as "Grad Finale")
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 and Thursday, April 10, 2014
11 am - 6 pm
Student Services Center Lobby, outside The Office of the Registrar
**Photo ID required**
Verify Graduation Approval
Receive Rain Plan Tickets
Receive Honor Cord, if applicable
Obtain Name Card for Ceremony
Obtain Instructions/Notifications for Ceremony
We urge students to attend, however, if unable, students may come to The Office of the Registrar to verify their information and obtain the needed materials.
Students can purchase their cap and gown and generic announcements at the University Store.
Financial aid exit counseling
Federal Stafford Loan recipients must complete Financial Aid Exit Counseling prior to graduation. Federal Perkins Loan (National Direct Student Loan) recipients must arrange an exit interview through the business office, Waller Administration Building, prior to graduation. Call 570-389-4588 for more information.
No Information Release
If a student has stipulated that no information may be released concerning university records, a written release must be submitted to the registrar's office, Student Services Center 150, to print their name in the commencement program. Additionally, students who do not wish their information to be released are excluded from post-commencement distribution of graduate lists to the media.
No information release also means the university cannot provide information for employment verification.