"Walking" at Commencement
Students who are expected to graduate during a calendar year, regardless of conferral date, may participate in the commencement ceremony in May of that calendar year. For example, students expected to graduate in May, August, or December of a calendar year, not academic year may participate in the May commencement of that calendar year. Students expected to graduate in August or December will have the option to participate in the current commencement year or the subsequent commencement year to align with their original “cohort.”
Students who participate in the May commencement ceremony as “walkers” must submit a Request to Walk form and will not graduate until their actual conferral date. During the period of time between completion of all requirements and the date the degree is awarded, students may request a Certificate of Completion to accompany a transcript.
In order to participate in any commencement ceremony, students must complete an application for graduation submitted to the University Registrar by the deadline set forth by the Office of the University Registrar. Students who do not complete an application for graduation may not be permitted to participate in the commencement ceremony. Students must be considered as Senior standing to be eligible to participate. The University of Mount Union defines Senior standing as having earned 90 or more credit hours toward the 128-credit hour graduation requirement. A student may only participate in one commencement ceremony.
Please note: Latin Honors designations will not be listed in the Commencement program.