Future Commencement Ceremonies

COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

Commencement at Edgewood College is a symbolic ceremony provided for students, faculty, and families in celebration of our students’ accomplishment. Edgewood College holds a single commencement ceremony in May of each year.

Commencement Ceremony Eligibility

Graduates whose degrees are to be posted in January have the option of attending the commencement ceremony in May prior to the degree being complete, or, in the following May, after the degree has been earned. Students who anticipate graduating in May or August of a particular calendar year, are eligible to participate in the May commencement ceremony of that same calendar year.

For example:

Ceremony

Eligible Participants

May 2020 

Graduates with degrees posted in January 2020 or students who anticipate graduating in January 2021

Students who anticipate graduating in May 2020 

Students who anticipate graduating in August 2020 

May 2021 

Graduates with degrees posted in January 2021 or students who anticipate graduating in January 2022

Students who anticipate graduating in May 2021 

Students who anticipate graduating in August 2021 

 

January and August accelerated post-baccalaureate Nursing graduates, Marriage and Family Therapy students, as well as Doctoral students may participate in May commencement only following the successful completion of their program

A student may only participate in one commencement ceremony for each degree awarded. Any students seeking an exception to the above commencement ceremony participation policy must be submitted in writing to registrar@edgewood.edu. These cases are reviewed by the Registrar in conjunction with the Academic Dean’s Office.

Edgewood College does not use honors cords in commencement ceremonies. Latin Honors, if awarded, will be recognized in the commencement program and ceremony. Latin honors for commencement are based on the last grading cycle in which the student was enrolled. Honors will be updated after final grades are submitted and will appear on the official transcript and diploma.

Please note:

The commencement ceremony date is not the same as the date the degree is earned. Edgewood College awards degrees and posts them to student transcripts three times each year - January 10, May 25, and August 25.

For further information regarding eligibility or degree requirements, please contact the Registrar's Office at (608) 663-3256 or via email at registrar@edgewood.edu.