2013-2014 Dates and Deadlines for Graduating Seniors

TOUGALOO COLLEGE

OFFICE OF RECORDS

August, 1, 2013

 

TO:                  Prospective Graduates for 2013-2014 Academic Year

FROM:            Carolyn Evans, Registrar

 

All candidates for graduation must apply by completing an Application for Degree in the Office of Records.  The Application for Degree is REQUIRED and MUST be submitted to the Office of Records by the deadline posted for the date the candidate intends to complete requirements.  If degree requirements are NOT met by the date requested on the Application for Degree the candidate MUST reapply by completing another Application for Degree in the Office of Records to be considered for the next graduation date.  The Application for Degree is also available on the Tougaloo College website at www.tougaloo.edu.  Go to Admissions and click on the link for the Office of the Registrar.

The Commencement Exercises for the 2013-2014 Academic Year will be held on May 18, 2014 for students completing all degree requirements by December 15, 2013 or by May 5, 2014.

The graduation fee is $75.00 which includes cost for Diploma and Cap/Gown rental.  This fee is non-refundable.  Please be aware of the following:

  1. Students who meet the published deadline for submitting the Application for Degree but do not graduate, may be eligible to have a portion of the graduation fee applied to the new graduation date provided the new Application for Degree is submitted by the published deadline date for the upcoming graduation.
  2. Only students with a current Application for Degree on file in the Office of Records will be considered for graduation.
  3. The Office of Records will prepare a graduating senior audit for students who have applied for graduation by October 27, 2013.
  4. The Office of Records will meet with prospective graduates during the month of October 2013 (by appointment only) for students planning to complete degree requirements during the 2013-2014 Academic Year.  This includes students who plan to complete degree requirements during the summer of 2014.
  5. Students who complete degree requirements in August or in December will be awarded the diploma in May during the Commencement Ceremony.

Candidates for degree must adhere to all required dates and deadlines.

Candidates for degree must meet all graduation requirements (both academic and financial) to participate in the commencement ceremony.

To graduate, candidates must have 124 credit hours passed with no duplication of courses, a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average and a 2.00 semester grade point average for the final semester of enrollment, and met all General Education, major, and other college requirements.  Pre-College courses such as the 081 and 091 classes will not count in the total hours for graduation.

Candidates for degree must satisfactorily complete the English Writing Proficiency Examination, meet the College’s Reading requirement, complete 60 clock hours of Community Service and submit an approved senior thesis that is bound and has the required signatures. 

The Senior Clearance Sheet will be available in the Office of the Bursar prior to the upcoming graduation date and should be completed in signature order beginning with the first signature.  Signatures from the Office of Records and the Office of the Bursar may be secured after final grades have been submitted and all degree requirements have been successfully completed and verified.

NOTE:  Students found guilty of committing illegal acts such as submitting fraudulent documents, committing plagiarism, and/or falsifying documents will be removed from the graduation list and are subject to suspension or expulsion.

 

TOUGALOO COLLEGE

OFFICE OF RECORDS

GRADUATING SENIORS REQUIRED DATES AND DEADLINE ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-2013

DATES/DEADLINES

REQUIRED ACTIVITY

August 28, 2013

Mandatory Senior Class Meeting in Health & Wellness @ 5:00 p.m.

Application for Degree process begins.  REQUIRED for all potential graduates

August-September 2013

Seniors meet with Major Advisor to verify hours, grades, courses, etc.) Must past 124 college credit hours and 2.00 CGPA

October 1-31, 2013

Review requirements in Office of Records. BY APPOINTMENTS ONLY

October 25, 2013

Deadline to submit senior thesis for students completing requirements in December

Deadline to submit senior thesis topics for May and August graduates

November 1, 2013

Degree Application Deadline for students completing requirements in December 2013 **NO EXCEPTIONS**

November 4, 2013

Senior Clearance Sheets available in the Office of the Bursar (Students completing in December)

Degrees will be awarded in May 2014.

January 22, 2014

Mandatory Senior Class Meeting in Holmes Hall Auditorium @ 5:00 p.m.

February 3, 2014

Degree Application Deadline for May Graduates **NO EXCEPTIONS**

March 24, 2014

Senior Clearance Sheets available in the Office of the Bursar (May Graduation)

April 7-11, 2014

Senior Thesis Week (May and August graduates)

April 15, 2014

Deadline for paying outstanding fees by check to Office of the Bursar including $75.00 grad.fee

April 16, 2014

Senior papers must be electronically submitted by the major advisor, to the Commission on Writing by 5:00 p.m.

April 23, 2014

Honors Day Convocation for Seniors 10:00 a.m. Woodworth Chapel

April 30, 2014

One, bound copy (with 3 signatures 1st reader, 2nd reader, Department Chair) of senior paper must be submitted to your division dean by 5:00 p.m. (May and August graduates)

April 30, 2014

All degree requirements must be completed with the exception of final exams

May 1-2, 2014

Senior Final Examinations

May 5, 2014

Graduating Senior Grades Due by 5:00 p.m.  All degree requirements must be met

**NO EXCEPTIONS**

May 6, 2014

Priority Date for paying all Graduation Fees and all Financial Obligations

May 12, 2014

Registrar’s Office Senior Clearance begins 1:00 p.m.

May 14, 2014

Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal Assemble in Holmes Hall Auditorium 11:00 a.m.

May 14, 2014

Senior Clearance Sheets due in Office of the Bursar/Finance/Fiscal Mgt,

Pick up Caps and Gowns between 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

May 14, 2014

SENIOR CONSECRATION SERVICES  Report to Woodworth Chapel by 5:30 p.m.

May 16, 2014

Final date to settle all Financial Obligations and pick up caps and gowns by 5:00 p.m.

**NO EXCEPTIONS**

May 18, 2014

BACCALAUREATE SERVICES Report to Holmes Hall Auditorium by 7:30 a.m.

May 18, 2014

COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY Report to Holmes Hall Auditorium by 9:00 a.m.

May 18, 2014

Return Caps and Gowns and pick up Diploma immediately following Commencement in Chapel Conference Room located in basement of the Chapel

June 13, 2014

Degree Application Deadline for students completing requirements for August

**NO EXCEPTIONS**

July 14, 2014

Senior Clearance Sheets available in the Office of the Bursar (students completing requirements for August)

July 25, 2014

All degree requirements due in Office of Records by 5:00 p.m. for August graduates

Degrees will be awarded in May 2015

July 28, 2014

Registrar’s Office Senior Clearance begins 1:00 p.m. (students completing in August)