The semester before you plan to graduate, refer to your online degree audit available through CyberFriar and contact your academic advisor to discuss the completion of your degree requirements.
You must submit the SCE Intent to Graduate form and fee payment to the SCE office by the deadlines below. Please make sure to confirm how you wish your name to appear on your diploma and provide phonetic pronunciation for your name if necessary.
October 1 - December graduates
February 1 - May graduates
Once we receive your form and payment, the SCE office will review your academic record for graduation and will mail your Graduation Audit Summary, which will indicate any courses you must complete in order to satisfy degree requirements. Note: You may have no more than six credits outstanding in order to be a May graduate and to participate in Commencement.
April 21 – April 28 - Order your cap and gown online from specified vendor. Watch for order information by email to graduates. Applies only to graduates who have received their Graduation Audit Summary.
May 8 – 12 - Pick up your cap and gown in SCE office.
April 21 – May 19 - Commencement tickets and (generic) invitations available in SCE office.
May 18, Reception 6:00 p.m., Dinner 6:30 p.m. Watch for email invitations to graduates
Congratulations on your accomplishment! Providence College’s Commencement is held annually in May. If you are graduating in May, or if you graduated in December of the previous year, you will be invited to participate in Commencement.
Please note that you must have applied for graduation to participate in the ceremony. Refer to the above dates. If you have questions, contact SCE at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401.865.2487.
After you are cleared for graduation, your degree will be conferred (i.e., program completion will be indicated in your records, including your official transcript) – according to the dates below and your diploma will be released to you. Please remember that participation in the annual Commencement Ceremony does not constitute official graduation from PC. You must complete all degree requirements and fulfill any financial obligations before your degree can be conferred. Only then will you receive your diploma and be considered a graduate of PC.
Diplomas are released only to those graduates who have successfully satisfied their degree requirements and fulfilled their financial commitments to the College.