Commencement 2024

William Peace University is pleased and proud to present and honor our graduates each year. All students who graduated in the summer semester and the fall semester, along with the students completing their graduation requirements by the end of the spring semester, are welcome to participate in the commencement events: a Baccalaureate Service and the Commencement ceremony.

Neither event is required. However, we hope you and your loved ones will join us to honor your hard work and achievements.

Baccalaureate – May 10, 2024

Commencement – May 11, 2024

Apply to Graduate

  • Graduation Application forms are available upon request in the Office of the Registrar:
    • Paper forms – In person in the Office of the Registrar – Main 108
    • Electronic forms (Fillable PDF) – send an email request to:
  • Fall 2023: Students who will complete their degree requirements in December must submit their Graduation Application by Sept. 15. There is no commencement ceremony in December. December graduates are included in the May (2024) ceremony.
  • Spring 2024: Students who will complete their degree requirements in May must submit their application by Nov. 15.  
  • Summer 2024: Students who complete their final degree requirements in a summer session must also apply to graduate; summer degrees will be conferred in August.
    • Summer 2024 graduates who will require four or fewer credits in the summer to complete their requirements will be eligible for the ceremony in May 2024.  Please apply to graduate before the Nov. 15 deadline.  
    • Summer graduates requiring five or more credits in the summer will be eligible for the May ceremony of the following year (2025) and should apply by the summer application deadline (see Academic Calendar).
  • Contact if you have questions about commencement eligibility or graduation application.

Checklist for Graduating Students

September – November
  • Apply to graduate. You may pick up a Graduation Application in the Office of the Registrar or email to have one sent to you electronically.
  • Once you have applied, a complete degree evaluation will be processed by the Registrar’s Office staff to determine whether or not you are on track to graduate.
  • You should regularly check your Self-Service Progress tab and meet with your Advisor to confirm that all of your courses are meeting the appropriate degree requirements.
  • Check your Self-Service Progress tab and check in with your Advisor to verify progress toward graduation requirements. Contact the Registrar’ Office with any questions about status.
  • Check the Commencement website for up-to-date information and direct your family to the website.
  • Pay fines or other financial debts on your student account. Your account must be cleared before graduation.
  • You’ll receive information graduation status and cap and gown ordering and pickup via email from the Registrar’s Office. Please keep an eye out.
  • Other informational emails will be sent from the University. Read these carefully and respond appropriately.
Office of the Registrar
Main 108