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Graduation / Degree Audits

Congratulations on your academic achievements!  Follow the links below for more information about graduating.


Graduation Application Deadlines:

If you are planning to graduate in:

Submit a Graduation Application by:

Fall (December)

June 1st

Spring (May)

September 1st

Summer (August)

February 1st

Graduation Ceremony:

Western New Mexico University holds graduation ceremonies at the end of the Spring and Fall semesters.  Family and friends of the graduates are encouraged to attend this celebration.

Fall 2013 Commencement Program

Commencement Program Archives

 

Commencement Rehearsal:

Associate Degree, Baccalaureate Degree and Masterís Degree candidates will have the rehearsal exercise the day of Commencement at 11:00 a.m.†

Fall Commencement Rehearsal will be held at the Fine Arts Auditorium.†

Spring Commencement Rehearsal will be held at the Brancheau Amphitheater (Old James Stadium).†

Do not wear your cap and gown to the rehearsal.†

 

Commencement Line-Up:

Fall Commencement Ė at 1:45 p.m.,†all Certificate, Associate, Baccalaureate, and Masterís Degree candidates will meet in the Parotti Building ready to line up for the processional. The processional into the Fine Arts Auditorium will begin promptly at 2:25 p.m.

Spring Commencement - at 5:30 p.m., all Certificates, Associate Degree, Baccalaureate Degree and Masterís Degree candidates will meet in Intramural Gym of the PE Complex ready to line up for the processional.††† The processional into the Brancheau Amphitheater will begin promptly at 5:55 p.m.

 

  • Promptness is necessary to assure proper processional order
  • A pre-printed reader card with your name will be available for line-up on the day of commencement.
  • Commencement staff will help with line-up.

Attire:

  • Cap, gown, and tassel can be purchased at the Graduation Fair or WNMU Bookstore
  • Traditional black regalia will be worn by all graduates and should not be altered, modified or decorated in any way.
  • It is recommended that gowns be pressed.† Collars that come with the gown are to be worn.

  • It is recommended that male candidates for the Masterís Degree wear long sleeve shirts under their gown as the gowns have short sleeves.
  • Caps should not be worn at an angle.

  • Associate and Bachelor's degree candidates will wear tassels on the right side.

  • Master candidates and faculty members will wear tassels on the left side.

  • Flowers and corsages should not be worn on the gowns of the graduates during the processional or exercises.† Floral gifts may be presented following the ceremony.

During the Ceremony:

  • All candidates be prepared to present your name card to the Commencement Reader for naming.

  • Following the conferring of the Baccalaureate Degree by the President and after returning to assigned seats, shift tassels to the left as a group on nod from the Vice President for Academic Affairs.†

  • Master candidates, after receiving your program cover, proceed past the center podium and turn to face the audience.  Your faculty advisor will then hood you.

  • Masterís degree candidatesí tassels remain the same, on the left side of the cap.

  • There will be a recessional following the Commencement exercises.† The order of march by group will be in reverse of the processional.

For your Information:

  • Graduates requiring special assistance for the ceremony, call Rebecca Matter at (575) 538-6400 or matterr@wnmu.edu.
  • Purchase your regalia at the Graduation Fair or WNMU Bookstore; for details call (575) 538-6123 or via the web at http://www.efollett.com.
  • Graduation announcements may be ordered at the Graduation Fair or WNMU Bookstore; for details call (575)538-6123 or via the web at http://www.efollett.com.
  • Diplomas will be mailed to the address indicated on the degree application six to eight weeks after grades are processed by the Registrar's Office.

WNMU Office of the Registrar
PO Box 680  Silver City, NM 88062
Phone: 575-538-6118    Fax: 575-538-6093

 

 

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