An annual graduation ceremony is held at the conclusion of the spring semester. Participation in commencement exercises is ceremonial only and is no guarantee of receiving a certificate and/or degree. Students who complete or are targeted to complete their certificate/degree requirements in the Fall, Spring or Summer semester of that same academic year are eligible to participate in the May graduation. You should notify the Admissions/Registrar's Office if you wish to participate in the commencement ceremony. Instructions for graduation are given to all candidates prior to commencement.