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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
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)
College Senior Survey
April 4, 2016 Start Graduation Clearance Process
April 14, 2016 University Awards Day (11:00 AM) 
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 and Baccalaureate Service (5:00 PM) 
Main Campus – Thomas  Boyd Chapel 
(For Senior Worship and Baccalaureate Service, graduates are required to wear Shaw Dress (CASES attire). If a graduate does not have Shaw Dress then he or she should be dressed in all black attire. Line-up will be at 4:45 p.m. at the Bell Tower outside of the Thomas J. Boyd Chapel)

May 6, 2016

Commencement Rehearsal (10:30 AM) 
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 be at Spaulding Gym by 9:00 a.m.; they should bring their academic hood and cap.) 

May 8, 2016
Commencement Exercise (10:00 AM) 
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)