Preparing to Graduate
Commencement for the Class of 2020 was held Sunday, June 14, 2020.
For information about the University events during the week of Commencement please go to the 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 14, 2020 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 Zach Brown, the Undergraduate Student Services Officer.
Prior to Commencement, students should complete the following:
- Apply to graduate through Axess (the Spring application deadline is April 10, 2020).
- Fill out a Major/Minor and Multiple Major Course Approval form (this is only required of students who are double majors or a major with minor).
- Complete a survey for the department, due by May 1, 2020. This survey will be available at the beginning of spring quarter 2020.
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 some careers our Political Science graduates have pursued, please check our featured alumni page.