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students at interfaith hooding

Graduation is a joyous occasion. Join us as we welcome family and friends to celebrate the acedemic achievements of D'Youville graduates.

Every May, D'Youville holds one formal commencement ceremony (degree conferral) and Interfaith Hooding Service for students receiving bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. We look forward to welcoming families and friends of D'Youville graduates to join in graduation festivities!

2017-2018 Academic Year

The 2017-2018 graduation will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Kleinhans Music Hall. Full details will be announced at a later date.

Eligibility

Those eligible to participate in the commencement are:

  • December 2017 graduates
  • May 2018 graduates
  • August 2018 graduates

Please note that certificate-only students are not eligible.

Watch the 2017 Graduation

Missed the 2017 graduation or want to see it again? Watch the graduation video.

Watch the 2017 Graduation

August & December graduates

No matter when you graduate (May, August or December), D'Youville holds one formal graduation ceremony for undergraduate and graduate students.
December Graduates

Any student (undergraduate or graduate) who completes their studies the prior December is eligible to take part in the May graduation ceremony of that academic year. For example, a student who completes their degree program in December 2017 is eligible to attend the May 2018 commencement activities.

Please note: Your name will appear in the graduation program as a December graduate.

August Graduates

Those students (undergraduate or graduate) who anticipate completing their degree program by August are eligible to attend the May graduation ceremony. For example, a student who completes their degree program in August 2018 is eligible to attend the May 2018 commencement activities.

Please note: Your name will appear in the graduation program as an August graduate. You will not receive your diploma until all program requirements are completed.

Check with the Registrar

All students must be cleared by the Office of the Registrar to be certain that they have completed all the requirements for graduation or can realistically complete the requirements for their degree by August at the latest. Inclusion in the graduation program is solely determined by the Registrar.

Quick Details

What: 2017-2018 Commencement Ceremony
When: Sunday, May 20, 2017 at 9 AM
Where: Kleinhans Music Hall

Contact Us

STUDENT LIFE

Randyll Bowen, Vice President for Student Life and Enrollment Management

Email:
bowenr@dyc.edu
Phone: 716-829-8336


Graduating?

Congratulation on your upcoming graduation! Follow the steps below to make sure you stay on track to graduate.

Check My Progress in Self-Service

Confirm that your major is listed correctly on the My Progress section of Self-Service. Self-Service can be accessed through the DYC Portal. My Progress will list the major and degree that will appear on your diploma and in the graduation program.

Path: DYC Portal -> Self-Service -> Student Planning -> My Progress

If you are in two majors or 2 degree programs or have a minor, these will also be listed in My Progress. If your degree/major/minor is listed incorrectly or not listed on My Progress, contact the Office of the Registrar. Confirm that all your requirements are either completed or in progress.

If you have any requirements that are not started, see your adviser to ensure you graduate on time. 

Submit Application for Graduation

To apply to graduate, you'll need to complete the application for graduation online at the beginning of the semester prior to the semester in which you intend to graduate. If you're a senior, that means you'll submit your application at the start of the fall semester of your last year.

Two Majors or Dual Degree programs

If you have two majors or are in a dual degree program or will be receiving two degrees, please submit an application for each major/degree.

Undergraduate

Completion of the Application for Graduation establishes you as a degree candidate and initiates a review of your credentials. You will receive notification from your advisor only if you are missing any requirements.

Graduate

Completion of the Application for Graduation establishes you as a degree candidate and initiates a review of your credentials. You will receive notification from your advisor only if you are missing any requirements.


Resources

Directions and parking at Kleinhans Music Hall
Where to stay (lodging)

 


Academic Attire Order

You are required to have academic attire to participate in the Interfaith Hooding Service and Commencement events.

Dress Code

Women's

For women, academic attire includes the academic gown, hood, cap and dark shoes, preferably black. A dark dress or slacks and blouse are highly recommended.

Men's

For men, this attire consists of the academic gown, hood, cap, tie, shirt, dress slacks and dark shoes, preferably black.

Academic Hood

The academic hood is not worn until it is officially placed on each student by a faculty member at Friday's Interfaith Hooding Service.

The Tassel

The tassel is worn on the left side until the very end of the graduation ceremony.

Cap, Gown & Hood Orders

The cap, gown and hood that is required for the Interfaith Hooding Service and Commencement will be available from the College Bookstore on a sales basis only.

The cost for graduate's academic regalia (cap, gown, and hood) is as follows:

  • Bachelor degrees: $93.24
  • Master degrees: $107.90
  • Doctoral degrees: $154.00

Students must place orders by Monday, April 10

The regalia will be ready for pickup at the College Bookstore between May 1 and May 19.

If you have questions, please contact the College Bookstore at 716-829-7666. Orders may be placed by phone, 716-829-7666, via email at bookstor@dyc.edu, or via our website at dyc.bncollege.com.

If you place orders via e-mail or our website, please give us your name, highest degree you’re getting, and your specific area of academic achievement.


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