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Eligible graduates planning to participate in the commencement ceremony will be required to complete a Commencement Participation Form (CPF) which is to be submitted to the University along with the appropriate non-refundable fee* that covers the cost of the standard regalia (cap and gown) and the participation in the ceremony.

*This fee is separate from the Application for Degree/Diploma fee.

Note: Final instructions regarding commencement day will be provided just prior to the ceremony date to participants who submit the CPF.

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Commencement Participation Petition

The Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice (FCE&SCJ) Student Commencement Participation Petition Form is for those students in FCE&SCJ whose degree is not/will not be conferred by the end of April of the same year.

Petition Form Commencement Participation Requirements


During the ceremony, graduates will be called to the stage, will be announced as candidates for graduation, and will be awarded a certificate of congratulations. Diplomas are not distributed at commencement.

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