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


 Graduation Date


 December 31


 Every 2nd Saturday in May


 August 31

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 not included in this cost and must be ordered seperately through the Rollins Bookstore.

  • Bachelor's Degree Graduation Fee - $35
  • Master's Degree fee - $35

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.

  • 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.

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 may be ordered through the Rollins College Bookstore. Graduating students will be sent an email with ordering instructions.


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 Please contact the Rollins Bookstore for more information about rings and diploma frames.

Diploma Information

Diploma Information