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Commencement Program
Disclaimer: The listing of graduates is based upon information provided prior to printing of the program. The appearance or absence of any name in the program does not constitute recognition or denial of completion of degree requirements. The program is issued as a ceremonial publication and is not an official record of graduates. The University apologizes for any errors or omissions.

Commencement Important Dates and Deadlines

Date/Deadline  Activity/Task 
September 30, 2014   Deadline for Applications for Fall 2014 Graduates 
November 14, 2014  Deadline for Applications for Spring 2015 Graduates 
March 1 – 30, 2015  Order Academic Regalia & Invitations/Announcements
September 21-25, 2015
November 12-18, 2015
Assessment Days
ETS Proficiency Profile
Student Instructional Report (SIR II)
April 1, 2015 Start Graduation Clearance Process
April 16, 2015  University Awards Day (11:00 AM) 
May 4 – May 8, 2015 Final Clearance Process
May 4 – May 8, 2015   Academic Regalia available for pick-up at the Bookstore 
April 28 – May 1, 2015  Final Exams for Prospective Graduates 
May 3, 2015  Senior Worship Service and Baccalaureate Service (5:00 PM) 
Main Campus – Thomas  Boyd Chapel 

(For Senior Worship and Baccalaureate Service, graduates are required to wear Shaw Dress (CASES attire). If a graduate does not have Shaw Dress then he or she should be dressed in all black attire. Line-up will be at 4:45 p.m. at the Bell Tower outside of Thomas Boyd Chapel)
May 8, 2015 

Commencement Rehearsal (10:30 AM) 
Downtown Raleigh Convention Center – Exhibit Halls A&B 

(Mandatory for all persons who have completed the Graduation Clearance Process and plan to participate in the Commencement Exercise) 

(Graduates are required to be at Spaulding Gym by 9:00 a.m.; they should bring the academic hood and cap.) 
May 9, 2015  Commencement Exercise (10:00 AM) 
Downtown Raleigh Convention Center - Exhibit Halls A&B

(Graduates are required to arrive at 7:30AM dressed in full academic regalia; line-up will be in the Spaulding Gymnasium)