William Carey University conducts a Commencement Ceremony in May and August each year. Please use the information below to prepare for your graduation.
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Students who have cleared their degree requirements and financial accounts will receive their diplomas immediately following the ceremony. The ‘Graduate in Absentia Form’ via the student portal must be completed for those students who choose not to participate in the graduation ceremony. Doctoral students must participate to be hooded.
Caps and gowns should be purchased in the bookstore with separate fees to apply.
Students who complete their degrees in the Fall or Winter Terms may participate in the May Commencement ceremonies. Degree awarding, to appear on your transcript, will occur once all degree requirements are conferred by the Dean of your college. Once degrees are conferred, diplomas will be mailed to you with 4-6 weeks to the address you provided on your degree application. You will receive a digital copy of your diploma within a week of your degree conferral and ceremony.
If you would like to receive your diploma without walking in the formal ceremony, the graduation deadlines still apply.
Caps and gowns are only purchased in the bookstore with separate fees to apply.