Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremony
Spring 2018 Commencement will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Minneapolis Convention Center: 1301 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403.
The ceremony will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours and will be recorded and posted to the Dunwoody YouTube Channel as soon as the video can be processed.
The following students are eligible to participate in Spring 2018 Commencement:
- Students who graduated fall semester 2017
- Students whose expected graduation date is during spring semester 2018
- Students whose expected graduation date is during summer session 2018
In order to graduate with a certificate or degree from Dunwoody College of Technology, students must meet all of the following graduation requirements:
- Complete all courses listed under the degree requirements on their academic plan.
- Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
Countdown to Commencement
During this event, graduates will receive their cap and gown and get detailed information about commencement. Attendance is mandatory.
Date: Tuesday, May 1
*Fall graduates: watch your personal email for more details as the date gets closer.
Spring and summer graduates: watch your Dunwoody email for more details as the date gets closer.
All students: Wednesday, May 16, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Dunwoody College of Technology
Graduates and their guests will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, visit classrooms, display work, and tour the campus.
Hors d’Oeuvres and refreshments will be provided.
Fall Graduates: to reserve your spot, please complete the Graduate Information Form by December 15.
Spring Graduates: you will be asked to reserve your spot and fill out a Graduate Information Form during your final semester. Watch your Dunwoody email for more details.
*Please note: the Graduate Information Form can be found on my.dunwoody.edu. Students must log in and then click the “you have important documents to complete” link.
Graduation Diplomas & Transcripts
Degrees are processed approximately six to eight weeks following the end of the term. Diplomas will then be mailed to graduates who have fulfilled all financial obligations and returned all college property (laptops, library materials, etc.).
Tickets are not required and there is no limit to the number of guests you may bring. For large groups of guests wishing to sit together, they should arrive early.
Be aware that the auditorium doors will temporarily close to guests during the opening processional and the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner. Doors will reopen afterward on a space-available basis.
There will NOT be a rehearsal for the commencement ceremony. Commencement team members and faculty will be prepared to guide graduates on commencement day. For further information concerning procession guidelines, please check with the Registrar’s Office at email@example.com or 612.381.3360.
We strive to accommodate participants or guests with special needs (such as a hearing impairment or physical disability). Please note that wheelchair-accessible seating at the Minneapolis Convention Center will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please contact the Registrar’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Wheelchairs and scooters may be rented for Commencement from The Mobility Shop. The Mobility Shop recommends reserving your equipment online at themobilityshop.com in advance to ensure its availability. All equipment is picked up and returned on-site at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
DIRECTIONS TO MINNEAPOLIS CONVENTION CENTER AND PARKING
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GRADUATION AND COMMENCEMENT
Graduation is the process of being awarded a degree. To be awarded a degree, a degree audit conducted by the Registrar’s Office must be completed and meet all degree requirements.
Commencement is the congratulatory ceremony (walking across the stage) held each spring in which the attainment of a degree is recognized by the College community, friends, and family. Participating in Commencement is not an indication of degree completion status.
The graduation fee is a one-time, non-refundable fee of $50.00. It defrays the costs of processing graduates for graduation, printing and mailing diplomas, printing diploma covers, the cap and gown worn at commencement, and other expenses associated with graduation.
Students must pay the one-time, non-refundable graduation fee regardless of their participation or lack of participation in the commencement ceremony. Any amounts owed on your account may result in transcripts and diploma being withheld until your account is settled.