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Commencement Important Dates and Deadlines

Date/Deadline Activity/Task
August 21 Deadline for Applications for Fall Graduates 
October 29 Prospective Graduates Meeting
November 20 Deadline for Applications for Spring Graduates
February 26 Prospective Graduates Meeting (4:30 p.m.) virtual
February-April

Assessment Days

  • NSSE (National Survey of Student Engagement) 
  • ACAT (Area Concentration Achievement Tests) and MFT (Major Fields Tests) 
  • CSS (College Senior Survey) Prospective Graduates
March 1-31  Order Academic Regalia & Invitations/Announcements 
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March 25 @ 4:30 Prospective Graduates Meeting
virtual


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April 1  Start Graduation Clearance Process 

Thursday April 8, 2022 - 10am - 7pm

Friday April 9, 2022 - 10am - 5pm

Saturday April 10, 2022 - 10am - 5pm

Prospective Graduates Picture Day

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April 22  University Awards Day  
April 26 Final Exam Begin for Prospective Graduates
May 1 - May 7 Final Clearance Process
May 1 - May 7 Academic Regalia available for pick-up at the Bookstore 
May 2 Senior Sunday Service (12:30 p.m.) Location To Be Determined.
Time of reflection in honor of our graduating seniors’ journey through Shaw University.
May 7

Commencement Rehearsal 

To ensure your safety, in-person Commencement Rehearsal is cancelled. Students will be able to view Commencement Rehearsal Details and Information using the link below:

Graduation Rehearsal Video for Students

May 7
Baccalaureate Service (9:30 a.m.)
Location: Thomas J. Boyd Chapel
May 8 Commencement Exercise 
Raleigh Convention Center
  • 9:00 AM School of Arts Sciences & Humanities
  • Graduates must arrive by 7:45 AM – Doors Open for Guests at 8:00 AM (all guests should arrive to enter as a group)
  • 12:00 Noon School of Business & Professional Studies AND School of Divinity
  • Graduates must arrive by 7:45 AM – Doors Open for Guests at 8:00 AM (all guests should arrive to enter as a group)