Students whose degrees have been conferred or will be conferred during the months below are eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremony:
Doctoral – August 2021, December 2021, May 2022
Masters – December 2021, February 2022, May 2022, August 2022 **
Undergraduate – December 2021, February 2022, May 2022, August 2022 **, December 2022 **
** Undergraduate and Masters students that need no more than 6 credits remaining to complete degree requirements are eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremony, provided they have pre-registered for the remaining coursework that is still outstanding for degree completion in the Summer terms.
Exceptions to the credit requirement will be permitted for undergraduate students in the School of Education who need to complete student teaching in the Fall term (December) provided they have pre-registered for the remaining coursework. Non-education students that will complete their program requirements in the Fall are not eligible to participate in the 2022 ceremony.
Please note Doctoral students are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony provided they have successfully completed their program requirements and defended their dissertation. Only students who have completed their requirements and successfully defended their dissertation are eligible to order regalia.
To qualify for Commencement Awards in the 2022 Commencement Ceremony, all program requirements must be successfully completed in May or August 2022 or previously completed in December 2021or February 2022. Candidates that will complete their program requirements in November orDecember 2022 are considered the Class of 2023 and are not eligible for 2022 Commencement awards.
Saint Peter’s University Policies on Alcohol and Disruptive Behavior at the Commencement Ceremony
The Saint Peter’s University security staff and personnel will be responsible for crowd control. Any student or guest exhibiting disruptive behavior will be asked to leave. In cases of egregious disruption, the student will be removed from the ceremony, and may face the withholding of her/his diploma until a judicial hearing is conducted on campus. Guests exhibiting egregiously disruptive behavior will be subject to arrest and criminal prosecution. It is a violation of University policy for anyone to possess or consume any alcoholic beverage during any part of the Commencement ceremony.