Key Dates & Events for Commencement

Please note the following important dates and events for Goucher's 2018 Commencement.

October 1, 2017

 

December 2017 degree candidates ought to have completed and submitted their “Application for Degree” by this deadline. If you are a December graduate and did not complete this form or need to edit what was submitted, please contact the Registrar’s Office immediately.

February 1 2018

Undergraduate Students:

Students completing degree requirements in spring 2018 should notify the Registrar’s Office of your intent to graduate by completing the “Application for Degree.” This form must be completed regardless of your intention to attend the Commencement Ceremony or not. The form will be available online as a link through your myGoucher account until February 1. If you do plan to attend the May ceremony, this form is used to order your regalia (cap, gown, hood, and tassel). If you do not plan to attend the ceremony, the Application for Degree is used to confirm your permanent address on record, which is where your diploma will be mailed. Any student who has not submitted this form by February 1 must contact the Registrar’s Office for assistance and will be charged a $20.00 late fee.  

All August 2018 degree candidates must also complete the “Application for Degree,” by February 1. Students who are completing degree requirements in summer 2018 are not automatically permitted to walk in the May 2018 Commencement Ceremony. Students may be permitted to walk in the spring ceremony only if they are approved to do so by Associate Provost Cornish (see April 14 date below for more details).

Any May or August degree candidates who do not submit the Application for Degree form by February 1 must contact the Registrar’s Office for assistance and will be charged a $20.00 late fee.  

Graduate Students:

Students completing degree requirements in spring 2018 should notify the Welch Center for Graduate and Professional Studies of your intent to graduate by completing the “Application for Degree.” This form must be completed regardless of your intention to attend the Commencement Ceremony or not. The form will be available until February 1 (please follow the link in the original email). If you do plan to attend the May ceremony, this form is used to order your regalia (cap, gown, hood, and tassel). If you do not plan to attend the ceremony, the Application for Degree is used to confirm your permanent address on record, which is where your diploma will be mailed.

All August 2017 and December 2017 degree completers who wish to participate must notify Christina Berke at Christina.Berke@goucher.edu.

February 16-17

Order Commencement announcements through www.balfour.com.

April 13

Undergraduate Students: Last day for degree candidates to order or make changes to their regalia order.  Students wishing to participate in the ceremony must contact the Registrar’s Office for assistance to complete the necessary paperwork.  Orders made after February 1 will incur a $20.00 late fee.

Last day for August degree candidates to petition to walk in the May ceremony. An email must be sent to Dr. Cornish, cc’d to Elissa Zurbuchen, requesting permission to walk. If approved, Dr. Cornish’s Office will notify the Registrar’s Office.

Graduate Students:

Last day for degree candidates to order or make changes to their regalia order.  Students wishing to participate in the ceremony must contact Christina Berke for assistance to complete the necessary paperwork.

Last day for August degree candidates to petition to walk in the May ceremony. An email must be sent to Christina Berke, requesting permission to walk. If approved, Christina Berke will notify the Registrar’s Office.

May 21-24

Regalia distribution: Goucher Bookstore Questions about regalia pick up should be directed to the Bookstore.

May 24

4:30 p.m.

Baccalaureate Service, Kraushaar Auditorium

May 25 10:30 a.m.

Commencement-Margaret M. Winslow Great Lawn, Processional Line-up – All students participating in the Commencement Ceremony must report to Kraushaar Auditorium at 9:00 a.m.

Reception immediately following Commencement at about 1 p.m.

 

Contact information:

Vice President and Dean of Students Office – 410-337-6150

Events, Conferences, and Summer Programs Office – 410.337.6333

Associate Provost’s Office - 410-337-6460

Registrar’s Office - registrar@goucher.edu, 410-337-6090

Goucher Bookstore - suzanne.galinsky@goucher.edu, 410-337-6089

Welch Center - GraduatePrograms@goucher.edu , 410-337-6200.