Students are strongly encouraged to participate in commencement exercises; those wishing to graduate in absentia must petition the President of the university to do so.
Students who participate in commencement should have completed all requirements for their degree by this time. However, as Walla Walla University has only one commencement exercise each year, if all requirements have not been completed, the following criteria must be met in order for students to march:
- Be within 14 hours of degree completion (except Biology students who must be within 12 hours), including courses with incomplete (I) and in progress (IP) grades,
- Be able to complete all degree requirements by the last Friday in August of the same year,
- Have the approval of the thesis/project committee (if M.A./M.S. student), and
- Have a Request to Graduate form on file with the Office of Academic Records Office.
Degrees are conferred and diplomas issued each quarter. All course work must be completed, transcripts received, comprehensives taken and grades received before the degree will be awarded.
|Dates degrees are conferred in 2012-2013|
|Autumn||December 28, 2012|
|Winter||March 29, 2013|
|Spring||June 16, 2013|
|Summer||August 30, 2013|
|Dates degrees are conferred in 2013-2014|
|Winter||March 28, 2014|
|Spring||June 15, 2014|
|Summer||August 29, 2014|
CONTINUED ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENT. Graduate Students who have completed their program requirements, except for Thesis Research and/or Thesis, must register for GNRL 501 Continued Enrollment for 8 credits per quarter for up to three quarters (24 credits maximum). Students must enroll for GNRL 501 starting with the beginning of their 7th quarter (excluding summers) in the graduate program.
Hooding ceremony photograph taken by Michael Brunk. Used with permission.