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Commencement Participation Policy

Students who have not fulfilled all the requirements for a degree from Moravian University are not allowed to participate in Commencement exercises. Exceptions to this policy will be considered for students who fulfill all the following conditions:

(1) They are not on academic probation. For undergraduate students, have an overall cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 , as well as a GPA of at least 2.00 in their major. For graduate students an overall cumulative GPA of at least 3.00.

(2) reasonably expected to complete all missing degree requirements by the end of the summer term (by August 31) immediately following Commencement; and

(3) have no outstanding incompletes on their transcript.

Students who meet these requirements and wish to be "walkers"—i.e., to participate in the Commencement ceremony—must complete the Commencement Participation Petition form in the Office of the Registrar.

Students with an approved petition form must register and pay for the required summer-session courses prior to the Commencement Participation Petition form deadline.  The Moravian University Tuition Refund Policy applies.  Any full-time day-session student who deliberately "under-registers" (takes fewer than 4 course units) in the term prior to Commencement may not apply to be a "walker."  "Walkers" do not receive public or printed recognition of honors (cum laude, etc.) in the Commencement program.