Each year there are a small number of students who have not fulfilled all of the requirements for May graduation but who wish to participate in commencement exercises with their entering class. Students who have only three or fewer courses remaining to fulfill the requirements for graduation, or who can complete the degree requirements before the beginning of the next Fall Semester, may petition to participate in the graduation ceremony. The names of all such students throughout the University will not be included in the commencement program until the following May, after they have, in fact, been graduated. Students may participate in only one commencement ceremony.
Students wishing to walk at commencement should complete the petition form available on MyNova and in the Office for Undergraduate Students. This petition is due no later than April 15. Any student wishing to walk must meet with the Director of Student Services.