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Welcome to the Undergraduate Academic Services Office of the College of Arts & Sciences! The College is home to almost 5,700 students within 16 academic departments, 3 interdisciplinary programs, and Watauga Residential College. Please use this page as a resource to find answers to your questions.

 

 

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Spring 2016 Commencement Student Speaker Application

This spring, the College of Arts & Sciences will select up to three distinguished graduating seniors to speak at the May Commencement Ceremony. We are seeking candidates from any of the three divisions in the college: Social Sciences, Humanities, and Natural, Physical & Mathematical Sciences.

Applicants for this honor must have distinguished themselves through service to the Department, College of Arts and Sciences, or the University in one or more of the following:

  • leadership roles, 
  • public service, 
  • creative endeavors, 
  • research, or 
  • other accomplishments. 

The College of Arts & Sciences Commencement Speaker Committee will review the applications and interview finalists the Monday & Tuesday after Spring Break (March 14-15, 2016).

Commencement Speaker Guidelines:

  • Applications must be submitted in writing.
  • The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater.
  • The applicant must have applied for May or August 2016 graduation and plan to attend the commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.
  • The applicant must be a student who has his/her primary major in the College of Arts & Sciences.
  • The applicant must be highly motivated and comfortable speaking to large crowds.
  • The applicant must submit 1) resume, 2) one-page letter explaining why he/she would like to represent his/her graduating class as a speaker, and 3) a faculty letter of recommendation with this completed application.
  • Applications are due to the College of Arts & Sciences by 5 pm on Friday, February 26, 2016.
  • Student interviews for a select group of finalists will be held Monday & Tuesday, March 14 & 15, 2016.
  • One student speaker will be chosen and notified by Friday, March 18, 2016.
  • The student selected must submit a draft of his or her remarks to be approved, by a specified deadline approximately 5 weeks prior to the ceremony. 
Download, and print the attachment at the end of this page. 
 
 
 

Attention May 2016 Graduation Applicants

**May graduation means you have COMPLETED all coursework by May 13, 2016. If you will be taking summer coursework, you are NOT a May graduate and should apply for August graduation. ALL STUDENTS WHO GRADUATE IN MAY OR AUGUST ARE ALLOWED TO WALK IN THE MAY COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY. Students' names will be in the May commencement program for both May and August graduation terms if you apply by the deadline of April 1, 2016. **

If you believe all coursework will be completed by May 13, 2016, you should have applied for graduation during the fall semester. (The deadline for applying for May 2016 graduation was September 18, 2015.) If you applied on time, you should have received an email from this office listing the courses you still need to graduate to assist you in registering for Spring 2016. If you have not yet applied for May graduation, you should do so IMMEDIATELY. The deadline for having your name in the printed program at commencement is April 1, 2016. The graduation application will close on May 13, 2016.

 

Attention August 2016 Graduation Applicants

**August graduates: If you will be taking summer coursework, you are NOT a May graduate and should apply for August graduation. ALL STUDENTS WHO GRADUATE IN MAY OR AUGUST ARE ALLOWED TO WALK IN THE MAY COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY. Students' names will be in the May commencement program for both May and August graduation terms if you apply by the deadline of April 1, 2016. **

All August graduates must apply for graduation during the Spring 2016 semester. All students who have at least 72 earned hours at the beginning of the spring semester will be sent an email from the Registrar's Office by the end of the 2nd week of the spring semester with instructions for applying. It is important that you apply so you will be notified of your graduation shortages in time to pre-register for summer.

The August graduation application deadline is Friday, February 19, 2016.

 

Attention December 2016 Graduation Applicants

All December 2016 graduates must apply for graduation during the Spring 2016 semester. All students who have at least 72 earned hours at the beginning of the spring semester will be sent an email from the Registrar's Office by the end of the 2nd week of the spring semester with instructions for applying. It is important that you apply so you will be notified of your graduation shortages in time to pre-register for summer and/or fall.

The December graduation application deadline is Friday, February 19, 2016.


 

Important Spring 2016 Dates:

  • First Day of Spring 2016 Classes - January 11, 2016
  • Free Drop/Add Period - January 11 - 15
  • August and December 2016 Graduation Application Becomes Available Online - January 19
    • DEADLINE for August/December 2016 graduation application - February 19
  • Last Day to Drop a Full Semester Course - March 21
  • Final deadline to Apply for SPRING Commencement (Names Cannot Be Added to Printed Program After This Date) -April 1
  • Last Day of Classes -May 4
  • Commencement - May 14 at 5:00 p.m. (for College of Arts & Sciences)
  • Grades Due - May 16 1:00 p.m.

 

 

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