John Carroll University conducts a formal Commencement ceremony each year in May. Students wishing to participate in the ceremony must complete a Graduation application by the date noted in the Graduate Studies Bulletin and on the University Calendar. If students are required to submit a thesis/essay and/or take a comprehensive examination as part of the degree requirements should also note the deadlines for completion. Graduate students who will complete degree requirements in the summer and who wish to participate in the May commencement exercise must meet the following conditions:

  • Students who have not completed the essay or thesis (but who have completed all course requirements) must submit a petition signed by their academic advisor stating that the thesis or essay will be completed by the deadline established by the Graduate Studies office for summer graduation.

For more information about our upcoming commencement, please contact Deanna DePenti, Commencement Coordinator at 216.397.4245 or visit the Commencement website.