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May 2020 Commencement FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Please note, only students who have applied for graduation are receiving information directly from the Registrar’s Office. If you intend to complete your program this semester, please visit BannerWeb to apply for graduation.

December Commencement Participation

How do I register for the December commencement ceremony? Open
Am I allowed to participate in both the virtual ceremony and the December commencement? Open
Will I still get the same number of tickets? Open
If I decide to participate in the December ceremony, will my degree still be conferred in May 2020? Open
How do I update my mailing address for UIW? Open

Virtual Ceremony

When will the Virtual Ceremony be held? Open
Will all ceremonies be virtual (undergraduate, graduate and professional)? Open
Will my degree still be conferred on May 8, 2020? Open
What will be included in the virtual ceremony? Open
Do I have to participate in the virtual ceremony? Open
When can we expect more information about the virtual ceremony? Open
What do I need to submit for my slide? Open
What is the deadline to submit the information for my slide? Open
Will I still have the opportunity to submit a photo for a chance to be displayed on a UIW billboard? Open

Graduation Fee

I do not wish to participate in the December commencement ceremony. Can I get a refund of the $50 graduation fee? Open
I want to participate in the December commencement ceremony and I already paid the fee. Will UIW keep my fee on file? Open
Is there still a late fee to apply for graduation? Open

Cap and Gown

Can I cancel my cap and gown order? Open
I still want my cap and gown but I need to change the delivery address. Open
If I intend to participate in the December ceremony, should I keep my cap and gown order? Open
Do I need a cap and gown for the virtual ceremony? Open
How and when will I receive my honor cords? Open
Can cancel my order for graduation announcements from Herff Jones? Open

Baccalaureate Mass

Will UIW still offer a baccalaureate mass? Open

Cancellation versus postponement

Why did UIW choose to cancel the commencement ceremony instead of postpone? Open