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Preparing to Graduate

Students at Commencement

University Commencement

Commencement for the Class of 2017 will be held Sunday, June 18, 2017.  For information about the University events during the week of Commencement please go to University Events website

Family members and guests with mobility concerns and disabilities are welcome and encouraged to participate in Commencement Weekend activities. Please take a moment to review the available accommodations and resources.

Political Science Diploma Ceremony

The diploma ceremony for the Political Science department takes place following the larger University ceremony on Sunday, June 18, 2017 in Kennedy Grove.  We begin with a reception from 11:30am-12:30pm to allow students and their families to make their way from the large stadium to Kennedy Grove.  Seating is first come, first serve for families.  Students will be asked to take their seat around 12:15pm and we will begin promptly at 12:30pm.  Our diploma ceremony includes the hooding of our PhD students and awarding degrees to our undergraduate students.  If you have any questions regarding the ceremony please email Stephanie Burbank, the undergraduate program administrator.

Prior to Commencement, students should complete the following:

Senior Soiree

The Political Science department hosts an event for our seniors.  We hope you can join us for this special event to celebrate your time with the department and connect with your fellow seniors before graduation day.



Careers after Graduation

Students in the program have excellent preparation for further study in graduate or professional schools as well as careers in government, business, and not-for-profit organizations.  For a listing of careers our Political Science graduates have pursued, please check "What can I do with a Political Science Major pdf"or click on our alumni page for our featured alumni.