All graduating students must file an Application for Diploma form with the Registrar’s office and pay a graduation fee. To participate in the hooding and/or commencement ceremonies, graduating students must purchase, from Meredith’s Supply Store, a traditional black gown and a hood in the color representing their field of study.

Policy on Participation in Commencement Exercises

Students completing the M.B.A., M.Ed., M.A.T., M.A. or M.S. programs are eligible to attend the hooding and/or College Commencement ceremonies held each May. It is the policy at Meredith College for students to have fulfilled all degree requirements and be cleared for graduation by the Office of the Registrar in order to participate in commencement. Students who anticipate fulfilling the graduation requirements in August and meet the criteria below may petition to participate in the May graduation ceremonies. To petition for permission, the student must:

  • Complete the online Petition to Participate by March 15;
  • Demonstrate that all requirements for the degree will be met by the August graduation date;
  • Be in good financial, social and academic standing with the College.

*Emergency appeals must be submitted within 24 hours of the posting of final spring semester grades. The basis of the appeal must be related to the Spring semester preceding commencement. The Registrar will consider the petition and render a binding decision that cannot be appealed.

Post-baccalaureate programs will hold separate departmental graduations/recognitions upon program completion. Contact the department for additional information.