Important Graduation Details

**Important Graduation Details – Things that need to be done immediately**

  1. You will be asked to verify your name via an email from Registrar Services. Normally, a student’s full name is included in the program and called aloud as you walk across the stage. If you request a name change involving the last name, you must submit documentation to Registrar Services in order for the change to be complete. This must be done by June 15, 2020.
  1. Click here for more information to order your cap, gown, hood and tassel. You are responsible for procuring your academic regalia.
  1. Attendance at the graduation ceremony is not required. But if you are not planning on attending, you are required to notify the University. Click here for information about being excused.
  2. The commencement ceremony schedule:

*Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. for all Undergraduate Programs in the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center

*Saturday, August 1, 2020 – 3:00 p.m. for all Graduate Programs in the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center

  • Undergraduate students - Assemble in the Dover Theatre located within the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center on Saturday, August 1, 2020 by 8:30 a.m.
  • Graduate students - Assemble in the Dover Theatre located within the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center on Saturday, August 1, 2020 by 1:30 p.m.
  1. Please arrive by your designated time in order to take care of last-minute details and to line up.  Click here for additional information on dress code, pictures/videos, etc.


**Important Policies for Graduation Candidates Concerning Graduation**

For a student completing degree requirements in August, a preliminary audit has been completed. The final audit is not complete until all degree requirements are met and final grades are entered in August. Students are responsible for meeting all degree requirements. 


  • Major requirements with “C” or better in each major course
  • 128 total hours academic credit
  • A minimum 2.0 Gardner-Webb GPA (transfer students must complete 64 senior college hours.)
  • Courses count for credit only once (considerable effort is made to code courses that are repeated; please check with the Registrar Services if there is a question).
  • Transient Credit that is outstanding must have an official transcript to the Registrar Services by noon July 29, 2020.
  • Incomplete grades from a previous semester must also be completed and grades submitted by mid-term (All grade changes, once processed, are available for viewing via the online transcript as soon as changes are made by the Registrar Services).