Below are the qualifications to participate in Commencement. To qualify for the degree of bachelor of arts, a candidate must meet specific requirements in residence, quantity, quality, distribution, major, and January Program. Only those seniors who have met all graduation requirements are eligible to participate in commencement exercises. Students are expected to complete all degree requirements to be eligible to participate in commencement. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, students in the graduating Classes of 2022, 2023, or 2024, with no more than nine credits left to complete degree requirements and who expect to complete all requirements by the end of September, may participate in commencement with the approval of the Registrar’s Office. Students will receive an empty diploma case at commencement, and degrees will be conferred in October upon review of the completion of degree requirements. Students receiving their degrees in October will be considered members of the preceding class, and Latin honors will be awarded accordingly. Students may take part in only one commencement.