Commencement ceremonies are held at the conclusion of both fall and spring semesters. Students who have completed all degree requirements by the end of fall or spring semesters are encouraged to participate in commencement exercises. Students who plan to complete degree requirements during the summer semester are also encouraged to participate in spring commencement, provided they are registered for all classes required for degree completion at the time of the graduation ceremony. A diploma will be issued to each graduate after all grades are posted, providing all graduation and financial requirements have been met.