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University of the Pacific - Commencement 2014


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After Graduation
Before Graduation
Day of Graduation
Commencement Program
Diploma and Hooding Ceremony
Graduation Application Information

For Students

Before Graduation

Commencement Ceremony

The annual University Commencement will be held Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at the Alex G. Spanos Center to celebrate together for the entire Stockton campus with the exception of the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. We urge you to participate in this special festive event. Each year at this Commencement event, we recognize outstanding student leaders, award distinguished public figures of high achievement with honorary degrees, and feature a keynote Commencement speaker.  Your degree will be conferred at this ceremony.

The Commencement Ceremony for the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences will be held on May 17, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. in the Alex G. Spanos Center. This will be a single ceremony event when degrees are conferred and students are honored for their achievement.

Four Graduate StudentsApplying for Graduation

If you expect to fulfill degree requirements during the next academic year, the graduation application deadline for the spring semester is April. This allows time for the Registrar to review your completed studies and to enable you to enroll for any requirements not yet completed. You may graduate at the end of the fall semester, end of the spring semester, or end of the summer sessions, but graduation ceremonies are held only once a year in May. You must notify the Office of the Registrar when you intend to graduate by filing an Application for Graduation.

Get Cap & Gown

Every graduate is required to wear a formal black cap and gown for the Commencement Ceremony on Saturday and the Diploma and Hooding Ceremony for your school/college. They may be purchased at the Pacific Bookstore on the Stockton Campus. You must pick up your cap & gown at the Pacific Bookstore prior to graduation.

Commencement Fair

The Commencement Fair is designed to answer questions concerning your graduation and graduation products. You will be able to visit with representatives from the Alumni Office, the Office of the University Registrar, and Career Services as well as order your University of the Pacific college ring and pick up your cap and gown. We will be able to serve all your needs at one time and in one place.  Some special discounts are available at the Commencement Fair only. For more information please call 209-460-3875 or email the University Bookstore.

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Location: Bookstore
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Graduation Announcements

Graduation announcements must be ordered in advance if you desire to personalize the invitations. Personalized announcements require 2 weeks for processing. Generic announcements will also be available.  Both can be purchased at the Pacific Bookstore.

Helpful Tips

Your graduation day will be much more enjoyable if you take a time to prepare for it.  Be sure to check out your Diploma and Hooding Ceremony schedule in advance.  Purchase your cap and gown, invitations, etc. several weeks before graduation so you won't be worrying about these items at the last minute.  It's going to be a great day!

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