If you are visiting this site, you are probably thinking about graduating. What a huge accomplishment it is to earn a college degree! When preparing to graduate, it is important that you familiarize yourself with the process. One very important distinction you should be aware of is the difference between the terms "graduation" and "commencement". These terms are frequently used interchangeably, but graduation refers to the process of completing all degree requirements and the conferral of degree, whereas commencement refers to the public ceremonies, and other events, that celebrate the candidate's accomplishment. Below are some sites we thought you should browse as you prepare for degree completion.
With a focus on retention and improved graduation rates campus-wide, the mission of the Graduation Initiative is clear, “To reinforce quality education and promote academic success by understanding the issues that hinder retention and completion and addressing the findings with appropriate interventions, services, and practices.” Interested in learning more and getting involved? Learn more here.
The Kellogg Legacy Project Endowment has awarded nearly $1.6 million in grants to 25 campus programs to strengthen academics, support current and incoming students, aid faculty in teaching and research, and continue building relationships with the community... read more here.