Graduation - Statewide Locations (CGES)

The crowning achievement to an academic career is, for most students, Commencement. CMU encourages all students eligible to graduate to take part in a Commencement ceremony.  

Students wishing to graduate must complete the CGES Graduation Application. The application must be submitted by November 1 for December 2016 or March 1 for Spring 2017. All graduates will need to submit a $75 graduation fee to the Business Office.

All degree requirements will need to be completed by December 16, 2016 for fall 2016 graduates and May 12, 2017 for spring 2017 graduates. If degree requirements are not completed by the dates above, students will then be eligible for the next available degree date.

Generally, students need to earn at least 124 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 to graduate. Some programs have additional requirements, so students should check with their advisors and with division chairs.

Academic Regalia and Commencement

Students should order their cap and gown for participation in CMU commencement and should attend graduation on the campus at which they are enrolled, if possible.


Fayette students see the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences graduation information page.