Graduation Participation Guidelines

If you meet the following requirements and wish to request to walk in a ceremony that is not compatible with the semester in which you are completing your degree requirements, complete the Request to Walk form.

Request to Walk Form →


Undergraduate students requesting to walk early will be considered based upon the following conditions:

  • Student has submitted an Application for Graduation for the semester the student intends to graduate
  • Student has 20 or fewer credit hours to complete
  • All GPA's (Institutional, Major and UTC) currently meet the minimum standards required for graduation
  • Students must complete the request to walk by the Tuesday before the requested commencement date
  • Please note: any student participating in a ceremony other than the term in which they are graduating, your diploma will not be issued until the degree is conferred.

*Requests to walk will be reviewed by graduation term.*


Graduate students requesting to walk early will be considered based upon the following conditions:

  • Has submitted an Application for Graduation online
  • Student is participating in a non-thesis or non-dissertation program OR
  • Students participating in a thesis or dissertation must have their thesis or dissertation defended and approved
  • Student must be within 6 hours of completion
  • Student is registered for the remaining hours
  • Student must meet the minimum required GPA
  • Please note: any student participating in a ceremony other that the term in which they are graduating, your diploma will not be issued until the degree is conferred.