Graduation is the completion of all your degree, diploma, and/or certificate requirements. When you apply for graduation completion, you are not registering for participation in commencement.
Commencement is a ceremony that celebrates the completion of your academic achievement. To participate in the commencement ceremony, students must complete the graduation form, pay the commencement fee, and order regalia (cap, gown, and tassel) by posted deadlines.
Commencement ceremonies are conducted at the end of the Spring semester and include graduates from the previous Fall semester and potential graduates from the current Spring and upcoming Summer semesters.