Students planning to graduate this semester need to apply for graduation by Feb. 19.

The spring 2020 commencement ceremony will be at 7 p.m. May 15 at the American Bank Center.

Cap and gowns can be purchased at the student bookstore for $32.99.

Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher to graduate, as well as complete 25% of their degree requirements. 

A graduation application must also be turned in with the system-generated academic evaluation signed and dated by the student’s academic adviser.

According to Registrar Elizabeth Adamson, all students must have their graduation applications turned in no later than Feb. 19, whether they plan to walk across the stage or not.

“If you do not apply for graduation, your respective degree/certificates will not be recognized on your transcript,” Adamson said.

Sophomore Michelle Chavez said she is prepared and ready to graduate.

“I have all of my forms ready and I just need to meet with my counselor, get their signature, and turn it back in. I am working on it. I know the deadline is coming up,” Chavez said.

Not only does Chavez have the necessary paperwork, but she also has a plan.

“I am graduating with my associate in liberal arts. I will continue on at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. I have already accepted and am working on everything over there,” Chavez said.

Many students such as Mary Flint are excited about graduating.

“I’m excited about graduation, but I’m going to miss everybody here. I have six more credit hours I need to do, but I am looking forward to taking a break and transferring to the university,” said Flint, a piano performance major.

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