Degree and Diploma Requirements
The Commencement ceremony is held annually in May for all undergraduates, and graduate
degree recipients of the Braniff Graduate School and School of Ministry. Students
who have completed all degree requirements in August or December are also eligible
to participate in the May ceremony.
Students declare themselves Bachelor's degree candidates and their intention to participate
in the May Commencement ceremony by completing a formal degree plan and application
for degree. It is the student's responsibility to verify that all graduation requirements
as published in the University bulletin have been met. As an aid to verifying their
status, students must complete an official degree plan review and degree application
form within a calendar year of their expected graduation date.
Master's or Doctoral degree candidates planning to participate in the May Commencement
ceremony must submit a graduation petition to the appropriate graduate office. Questions
about degree requirements in the Braniff Graduate School should be directed to Marie
Azcona, email@example.com or 972-721-5106, or in the Neuhoff School of Ministry to Sheri Collier, firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-265-5814.
Order Cap and Gown
Degree candidates have the opportunity to provide the preferred pronunciation of their
names and be measured for caps and gowns. Caps and gowns are rented, and there is
no charge for the rental. Candidates who cannot be measured at the times indicated
by the Registrar's Office may be measured for their cap and gown and indicate preferred
name pronunciation at the Registrar's Office during regular business hours by March
18 or submit their orders and measurements on separate forms provided for that purpose.
Forms submitted after noon on March 18 are subject to a late fee.
Order Printed Formal Graduation Announcements
Graduate announcements are ordered on-line directly from Herff Jones.
Cap and Gown Pick Up
Candidates may pick up their caps and gowns on Wednesday, May 3, from noon - 3 p.m. in SB Hall's Serafy Room and Thursday, May 4, from noon to 2:30 p.m. in SB Hall's Serafy Room. Undergraduate degree candidates must complete the senior
exit survey before receiving their regalia. Students not able to pick up regalia at
the designated times should contact the Registrar's Office at 972-721-5221.