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Graduation Information

Congratulations on reaching the final stage of your studies at Rollins College!

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Graduation vs. Commencement

Graduating and Commencement are often confused.  Graduating is the process of completing degree requirements in order to be awarded the degree. Commencement is simply the ceremony at which graduates are recognized and diplomas issued.  Commencement is the celebration of the achievement.

Attending Commencement does not equate to earning a degree.  It is only participation in a ceremony.  Summer petitioners for graduation who intend to participate in a summer term course at Rollins, abroad, or at another institution, must be approved to march in Commencement and the degree will not be conferred until August 31. A blank diploma cover will be offered as the participant crosses the stage. Spring petitioners who have outstanding requirements at the time of Commencement may have their graduation date deferred to August 31.

The President's Office coordinates the many offices, including the Office of the Registrar, that are involved in Commencement. For more information about this exciting day, please visit the Commencement webpage.  If you have questions about Commencement, please email