Office of the Registrar

Graduation Information

Rollins College graduates Hamilton Holt School students three times during the academic year at the end of the spring, summer, and fall terms, upon completion of all degree requirements.

 Graduation Date

 Diploma Issued

FALL

 December 31

 Held for commencement or mailed upon request,
4-6 weeks after graduation

SPRING

 Every 2nd Saturday in May

 At Commencement

SUMMER

 August 31

 By mail, 4-6 weeks after graduation

Petition to Graduate

Students should submit the Petition to Graduate in the term PRIOR to the graduating term. This is required of all graduating students, regardless of whether the student will attend the commencement ceremony.

A graduation fee is charged at the time a Petition to Graduate. Regalia is included in this cost and does not need to be purchased seperately.

  • Bachelor's Degree Graduation Fee - $60
  • Master's Degree fee - $75

Steps to Take:

  • Meet with your Academic Advisor to review your DegreeWorks audit and verify requirements are being satisfied.
  • Ensure that all outstanding transcripts from other institutions for study abroad or transfer credit have been received and courses assessed on your record. It is the student's responsibility to request transcripts be sent TO Rollins College FROM other institutions attended.
  • File a Petition to Graduate through FoxLink once a review of your DegreeWorks audit is completed.
  • The 2019 Commencement Participation Survey is open through February 27, 2019. You will use this form to confirm your attendance at commencement and order regalia. All students with an approved current-year graduation petition on file received an email with this survey.

    Graduating students will receive instructions for commencement mid-April when regalia is available for pickup at the bookstore. 

When to File the Petition to Graduate:

  • Spring Term Graduates: By the beginning of Fall term
  • Fall Term Graduates: By the beginning of Summer term
  • Summer Term Graduates: By the beginning of Spring term

 

Summer Graduates

Eligibility for Commencement Participation by Summer Petitioners

Only students who have completed all graduation requirements may participate in the Commencement ceremony. Exceptions to this published policy may be considered from students who meet the following criteria:

1. The undergraduate student has a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 with a minimum GPA of 2.0 in both the major and minor coursework (if applicable) at the time of petition and at the time of Commencement; or,
the graduate student has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in their program at the time of petition and at the time of Commencement; and
2. The student presents a viable plan, including documentation of course availability, consisting of no more than four (4) semester hours.

Students who have outstanding degree requirements may request to participate in the ceremony by submitting a request in writing to the Appeals Committee.

Honors Awarded

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students completing the final 70 semester hours of degree requirements in residence (institutional hours) at Rollins College may qualify for graduation with honors, provided that the appropriate cumulative GPA is achieved. Honors are as follows:

  • Cum Laude: 3.50-3.69
  • Magna Cum Laude: 3.70-3.89
  • Summa Cum Laude: 3.90-4.00

A student's transcript will bear the appropriate honors designation, and the designation will be announced at commencement.

Graduate Students

Graduate students in the programs of master of arts in applied behavior analysis and clinical science, master of arts in teaching, master of education, master of human resources, and master of public health who achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.90 will graduate with honors. A student’s transcript will bear this notation, and it will be announced at commencement. There is no honors distinction for the master of arts in counseling or master of liberal studies programs.

Additional Information

Regalia

The Hamilton Holt School orders regalia for students using information received via the online participation survey. You will receive email notification when the regalia is ready for pickup at the Bookstore. Please be prepared to provide photo identification at the time of pick up.

Announcements

Graduates who wish to order personalized announcements should do so by March 1. These items can be ordered through Josten's via their website at www.jostens.com. Please contact the Rollins Bookstore for more information about rings and diploma frames.

Tickets and Special Seating

Tickets are not required for the Hamilton Holt School commencement ceremony. If you or a guest requires accommodations for special needs (such as wheelchair access or floor seating), please complete the online request form.

Diploma Information

Diploma Information