DC Metro 2014 Commencement Ceremony Information
2014 DC Metro Commencement Ceremony: June 21, 2014
WHO: Any student who has completed the coursework for and received approval from the appropriate Associate College Dean for graduation from an Associate, Bachelor's or Master's degree program. Please note that we do not recognize those who have earned Certificates at the ceremony. Students must complete and have approved a Petition to Graduate form. If you have questions about the Petition to Graduate, please contact your Academics department. In addition, undergraduate students are to make appointments with their Success Coach, Finance Consultant and Career Services to complete their Graduation Checklist.
LOCATION: Crystal Gateway Marriott
TIME: Graduates are to arrive at 8:30 am, guests will be admitted after 9 am
GUESTS: Guest seating is first-come, first-served, and anyone seen saving many seats will be politely asked to discontinue. We recommend that you invite no more than 4 guests so that each student may have family and friends to support them at the event.
DeVry/Keller DC Metro graduate with:
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for DeVry University graduates Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 for Keller graduates Must have graduated between August 2013 to June 2014.
CAP AND GOWN INFORMATION: For regalia (cap, gown, tassel, hood), announcements and ring purchasing, please order through Jostens using the links below. For Associate and Bachelor's degree candidates, you must have a cap, gown and the appropriately colored tassel for your degree program. For Master's degree candidates, you must have the Master's cap, gown, the appropriately colored hood for your degree program and standard tassel.
HONOR CORDS: If you earn honors, you will receive an honor cord to wear at the ceremony. You must earn a CGPA of 3.5 or better as an undergraduate student or a 3.7 or better as a graduate student to be recognized for honors. Recognition for honors will be announced with your name during the ceremony and notated in the program. Once your honors are confirmed by the Registrar's office, you will be contacted with option for picking up your honor cord. Please see below for additional details on honors.
|Cum Laude||3.50 - 3.69|
|Magna Cum Laude||3.70 - 3.89|
|Summa Cum Laude||3.90 - 4.00|
Graduation with distinction is awarded to graduate students completing their degree programs with a cumulative GPA of 3.70 or higher.
AMERICANA CORDS: To recognize our students who have served or are serving our country, appreciation cords will be available at the ceremony check-in desk.
PHOTOGRAPHS: There will be a professional photographer at the ceremony taking photographs of each graduate on the stage. We ask that guests do not block the aisles to take their own pictures. You will be emailed the link of where to go check proofs and order photos after the ceremony.
CEREMONY ETIQUETTE: This is a very important day, and each graduate deserves respect from fellow graduates and guests. We ask that you follow a few simple rules:
1. You must stay for the entire ceremony. This means that you will stay seated in the section designated for graduates, with the exception of when it is your turn to walk across the stage.
2. Please do not have side conversations during the ceremony.
3. Please do not invite guests to sit with you in the graduate section.
4. Please ask your guests to also stay seated and limit side conversations for the duration of the ceremony.