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Participation

All students must register to participate in Claremont Graduate University's commencement ceremony. Registration information will be sent to all eligible participants via email.

Participation is limited to the following groups of CGU students:

  • Students who received their degrees during the Summer and Fall semesters that immediately precede the current Spring semester
  • Students graduating during the Spring semester
  • Students who will graduate in the upcoming Summer term and have had a Commencement Participation Petition approved by their academic department and the Provost.*

*Due to regalia ordering deadlines, students who register for commencement late or petition to participate in commencement may incur additional fees, including any rush or special handling charges that may be incurred.

Procedure (For upcoming summer degree recipients)

Students graduating in the current spring term or who graduated in the previous fall or previous summer term do not need to submit a petition to participate in Commencement.

If you plan to receive a degree during the Summer term following the commencement ceremony and wish to participate in the current year's ceremony, you must petition to be allowed to participate. Eligibility requirements are as follows:

You must complete your degree requirements and graduate during this year's Summer term. Because you must be enrolled for the semester in which you expect to graduate, your student account must be free of any financial obligations and other academic holds. Please note that you must also meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards in order to graduate from CGU. If you are on academic probation, you may not petition to participate in Commencement.

Doctoral students: You must have submitted and expect to successfully defend and complete all revisions to your dissertation by the deadline published for the summer term.

Master's students: Three requirements must be met. (1) At the end of this Spring semester, you must need no more than eight (8) units to complete your degree program. (2) You will complete your degree program during the Summer term. (3) You must be enrolled for the Summer semester.

To participate in Commencement, you must complete a Commencement Participation Petition and submit it to the Registrar's Office with the following attachments and approvals:

  • Personal statement, indicating how you meet the qualifications to participate in Commencement
  • Intent to Receive a Degree for the Summer term
  • Approvals from your advisor, the dean of your school, and your department's administrator

Before submitting your petition, make sure it is complete and that you have attached the required documents and obtained the necessary approvals. Incomplete petitions will delay the processing of your request.

Petitions are reviewed by the Registrar's Office and approval is granted by the Provost. Once approved, the Registrar's Office will provide you with information and instructions regarding ordering graduation regalia. 

Petitions processed and approved before the publication deadline for the Commencement Program will allow your name to be listed on the Anticipated Summer Degrees page in the Commencement Program.

Questions

Registrar's Office: student.records@cgu.edu or (909) 621-8285


Deadlines Deadlines

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Deadlines for Commencement Participation Petitions

Students completing doctoral degrees in Spring should refer to the Degree Completion Checklist for timelines and are not required to submit a Commencement Participation Petition. The deadlines below apply to students who anticipate graduating in the upcoming summer term and are requesting permission to participate in the this year's commencement ceremony.*

Absolutely no petitions will be accepted or reviewed after the Commencement Participation Petition deadline below.

April 17, 2017Deadline for receipt of Commencement Participation Petitions. Submit completed (with required signatures) petitions to the Registrar's Office.
April 24, 2017Last day for Provost review of Commencement Participation Petitions. Students approved for participation will be notified by this day.
April 24, 2017Publication deadline for Commencement Program.

 

*Due to regalia ordering deadlines, students who register for commencement late or petition to participate in commencement may incur additional fees, including any rush or special handling charges that may be incurred.


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