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The University holds commencement exercises at the end of the spring semester. Each college and school also holds a commencement ceremony in the spring, and many hold graduation exercises in the fall. Graduating students are encouraged to participate. Those who graduate in the summer or fall may attend commencement the following spring. Each student should consult his or her dean early in the semester of graduation for information about commencement activities and procedures.

No degree will be conferred except on publicly announced dates.