2020-2021 Catalog

Commencement Exercises

Commencement exercises for City University of Seattle in the Americas and Europe are held annually in the month of June. Additional commencements may be held in other regions on an as needed basis.

Students who completed their degree requirements during the preceding summer, fall, winter or spring term are eligible to participate. A student who by the end of the current spring term is within ten (10) undergraduate or six (6) graduate credits of fulfilling all degree requirements may also participate. Doctoral students must have successfully completed all Dissertation requirements prior to participation in Commencement.

Any student who wishes to participate in commencement exercises should submit a Final Degree Audit application form via hardcopy or online via my.cityu.edu, by February 15th to the Office of the Registrar. This provides adequate time for confirmation of the student’s eligibility to participate well in advance of the deadline for printing the commencement program, and prior to the deadline for ordering commencement regalia, announcements and other related items.

Students who have an outstanding financial obligation to the university are not prevented from applying to graduate or participating in commencement exercises unless their account is in third-party collections. However, no diploma or official transcript can be issued until all financial accounts have been cleared.

Exceptions to this policy may be made by the appropriate school dean or the Vice President of Student Services.

(Policy #3500.23)