Degree Conferral


Bachelor's Degree-Completion Students

Online bachelor's degree-completion candidates are not required, but may choose, to participate in the June graduation ceremony. Students may participate in the ceremonies if the following academic and financial criteria have been met:

  • required coursework is completed or the student is enrolled in the final nine (9) or fewer semester credit-hours required for completing the degree; and
  • the student's financial account balance is $0.00

The faculty, through the Committee on Academic Standing and Degrees (CASD), shall recommend to the president, students who have completed all degree requirements.

  • No degree shall be conferred until the Registrar’s Office determines that all degree requirements are met.
  • No degree shall be conferred until the degree candidate has paid all university bills or arranged for payment to the satisfaction of the chief financial officer.
  • Degrees shall be conferred in January, June, and September.


Master's Degree Students

All online master's degree candidates must attend and participate in the required Residency Conference hosted on the Norwich campus in order to fulfill their degree requirements.

  • Typically students who begin their graduate programs in June, September, and December are required to attend the June Residency following the completion of their final seminar with degree conferral occurring in June.
  • Typically, students who begin their program in March are required to attend Residency just prior to or during their final seminar with degree conferral occurring in September.


The faculty, through the Committee on Academic Standing and Degrees (CASD), shall recommend to the president, students who have completed all degree requirements.

  • No degree shall be conferred until the Registrar’s Office determines that all degree requirements, including participation in the Residency Conference, are met.
  • No degree shall be conferred until the degree candidate has paid all university bills or arranged for payment to the satisfaction of the chief financial officer.
  • Degrees shall be conferred in June, September, and January.