Jordan College of Fine Arts
School of Music

Graduate Music Information, Policies and Procedures

X. Graduation and Commencement

An application for graduation must be filed with the Office of Registration and Records when the student is within a semester of completing degree requirements; the deadline for applying for graduation is published in each semester's course schedule.

After receiving the application for graduation, the Office of Registration and Records generates a graduation audit. The audit is completed by the Director of Graduate Music Studies, who indicates any remaining requirements that need to be completed. The Office of Registration and Records then notifies the candidate by letter as to the status of their graduation application, including any remaining requirements.

All candidates for May graduation are expected to attend commencement exercises. Any student who can not attend commencement must submit a petition to the Dean of the Jordan College of Fine Arts at least two weeks before the date of graduation, requesting exemption from attendance.

Academic regalia may be purchased at the Butler Bookstore. The Bookstore hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. You may also purchase caps, gowns, announcements, and hoods on line by accessing the website of Jostens at

Additional information about commencement is available on-line at

Although the only commencement ceremony is held in May, degrees also may be officially conferred upon request in August or December.

Upon request, a student who has been officially graduated in August or December may participate in commencement the following May.

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