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Commencement Important Dates and Deadlines

Date/Deadline Activity/Task
September 21, 2015   Deadline for Applications for Fall 2015 Graduates 
November 14, 2015  Deadline for Applications for Spring 2016 Graduates 
March 1-30, 2016  Order Academic Regalia & Invitations/Announcements 
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September 21-25, 2015
November 12-18, 2015
April 4-8, 2016
April 11-16, 2016
April 21-26, 2016

Assessment Days
ETS Proficiency Profile
Student Instructional Report (SIR II)
ACAT & MFT
College Senior Survey
April 4, 2016 Start Graduation Clearance Process
April 14, 2016 University Awards Day (11:00 a.m.) 
April 30, 2016
Baccalaureate Service ( p.m.)
Main Campus – Thomas  Boyd Chapel
May 2-May 5, 2016 Final Clearance Process
May 2-May 6, 2016    Academic Regalia available for pick-up at the Bookstore 
April 26-April 29, 2016 
Final Exams for Prospective Graduates 
May 1, 2016 Senior Worship Service (9:00 a.m.) 
Main Campus – Thomas  Boyd Chapel
(Time of reflection in honor of our graduating seniors’ journey through Shaw University.)
May 6, 2016
Commencement Rehearsal (10:30 a.m.) 
Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts – Memorial Auditorium 
(Mandatory for all persons who have completed the graduation clearance process and plan to participate in the Commencement Exercise. Graduates are required to line up at Spaulding Gym by 9:00 a.m. and should bring their academic hood and cap.)
May 7, 2016
Baccalaureate Service (3:00 p.m.)
May 8, 2016
Commencement Exercise (10:00 a.m.) 
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts – Memorial Auditorium 
(Graduates are required to arrive at 7:30 a.m. dressed in full academic regalia; line-up will be in Spaulding Gymnasium)