Participating in Commencement

Michigan Tech's commencement ceremonies are at the end of fall and spring semesters. Commencement information is e-mailed to all eligible students about two months before the ceremony, generally in mid-February and early October. To participate in commencement, students must:

  1. Submit the Commencement application form to the Graduate School at least ten weeks prior to commencement ceremony.
    1. Students may defer to a later commencement by notifying the Graduate School via the Degree completion form.
  2. Rent academic garb.
  3. Inform your advisor of your intent to participate. Doctoral students must have an advisor or other graduate faculty member present to hood the student, while master's advisors will want to celebrate your success!

Please confirm your commencement plans with the Graduate School at the beginning of the semester in which you intend to participate in commencement. Students who leave campus before commencement should keep the Graduate School informed of their commencement plans and their current address.

Your name will appear in only one commencement program, either the commencement for which you are first eligible, or a later one if deferral is requested in a timely manner.