College of Saint Mary holds Commencement ceremonies at the end of the Spring semester (May) and Fall semester (December).
May Commencement Ceremony:
- Student must be an anticipated May, summer graduate, or a previous December graduate.
- No more than 9 hours of credits remaining in the summer term. Programs in which more than 9 hours of credit are planned to be completed in the summer will be handled on an exception basis.
- All remaining credits must be completed by September 1.
December Commencement Ceremony:
- Student must be an anticipated December graduate or a previous summer graduate who was unable to participate in May commencement.
Graduation dates are set by the academic calendar and/or individual programs. Students who finish their programs in May or December will have the graduation date of the graduation ceremony. Students who finish in the summer will have the graduation date determined by the Program Director depending on the completion of the program requirements. Students must complete an Application for Degree.
Students who do not meet degree requirements must re-apply for the next available graduation date by completing another Application for Degree. Students who have delayed graduations will be graduated at the end of the month in which they complete their requirements.