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Request to Defer Participation in Commencement Ceremony

Per the Graduate Catalog, a student who has applied to graduate can petition to defer participation in the commencement activities for one semester if there are extenuating circumstances (convenience is not an acceptable reason).


I understand that this is not the official graduation application. *
I understand that if I am not a doctoral student, seeking a Ph.D. or Ed.D., my name will only appear** in the official commencement program in my actual semester of graduation. *

**If you selected YES to the "Name in Program?" question in the official graduation application in the semester you applied.

I understand that I cannot participate in any other ceremony beyond the subsequent term (one semester) from my actual semester of graduation. *
I acknowledge that I have spoken to my Graduate Advisor/Dissertation Chair(s) regarding this request. *


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