Urbana University has two Commencements in May and December of each year for those students who have completed all degree requirements during the preceding semesters.
Participation will be according to the following schedule without exception:
|Semester of Completion||Graduation|
|Summer and Fall Semesters||December Ceremony|
|Spring Semester||May Ceremony|
Graduation with honors is granted in recognition of academic excellence. To be awarded these distinctions, students receiving the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree must have completed at least 63 hours with Urbana University while those receiving an Associate degree from Urbana must have completed at least 40 hours with Urbana University. (Credit for life experience will not be counted toward the credit hour requirement.)
Honor citations are inscribed on diplomas as follows:
3.90-4.00 Summa Cum Laude
3.75-3.89 Magna Cum Laude
3.60-3.74 Cum Laude
Students must file with the registrar intent to graduate two semesters prior to the anticipated graduation date. The student’s academic advisor will then complete a degree audit with the student through the Registrar’s Office to determine what courses must be scheduled during the student’s last two semesters of enrollment. All students must file the formal Application for Degree and pay the appropriate fee in the Registrar’s Office according to the following schedule:
|Semester of Graduation||Deadline|
|Fall||First Day of Summer Semester|
|Spring||First Day of Fall Semester|
|Summer||First Day of Spring Semester|
Any student filing an application after the due date will be assessed a late application fee and may not be permitted to participate in the graduation ceremonies. Students must be enrolled in at least one course during the term of graduation. Graduating students are required to attend classes and are responsible for all course material presented through the last week of regularly scheduled classes and final examination week. Students not graduating on the expected date must re-apply for graduation and pay the appropriate reapplication fee. Please contact the Registrar’s Office for specific details.