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Commencement Activities

The Commencement (or graduation) ceremony is held only one time each year at the end of the spring semester. All degree requirements must be met at the end of spring semester for participation in commencement.

A Baccalaureate service is held the evening before Commencement.

Attendance at these ceremonies is expected of all graduates.

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Preparing for Graduation

A student who has achieved 85 earned semester credit hours may request a graduation audit from the Office of the Registrar by submitting the Application for Graduation.

To be eligible to graduate, a prospective graduate must:

1.  Return the completed application for graduation by the specified deadline date.

Please bring your completed application to the Office of the Registrar located on the main floor of the Burgess Administration Building.  The completed application must include the signatures of both your academic advisor and school Dean, as well as your up-to-date advising grid provided by your advisor.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Mailing address:

Office of the Registrar
Burgess Administration Building
Reinhardt University
7300 Reinhardt Circle
Waleska, GA 30183-2981
 

Deadline dates are:

  • Fall 2015 graduates: May 11, 2015
  • Spring 2016 graduates: August 24, 2015
  • Summer 2016 graduates: January 19, 2016
  • Fall 2016 graduates: May 16, 2016

BCJ Deadline dates are:

  • Mid Summer 2015 graduates: March 16, 2015
  • Fall 2015 graduates: May 11, 2015
  • Mid Fall 2015 graduates: June 29, 2015
  • Spring 2016 graduates: August 24, 2015
  • Mid Spring 2016 graduates: October 19, 2015
  • Summer 2016 graduates: January 19, 2016
  • Mid Summer 2016 graduates: March 21, 2016

Please note that any student turning in a graduation application after 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2016, will not be allowed to participate in the Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremony.

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2.  Pay the graduation fee. 

  • If the undergraduate application for graduation is turned in to the Office of the Registrar by the deadline above, the graduation fee is $75.  This fee must accompany the application for graduation when it is received by the Registrar's Office. 

  • If the graduate application for graduation is turned in to the Office of the Registrar by the deadline above, the graduation fee is $100.  This fee must accompany the application for graduation when it is received by the Registrar's Office. 

  • If the application for graduation is turned in after the stated deadline, a $25 late fee is added.

This early application timeframe enables the Registrar to compare the prospective graduate’s transcript to the requirements of his or her degree program. Any problems noted during this transcript audit are brought to the student’s attention.

It is the student’s responsibility to correct irregularities and deficiencies by providing missing transcripts, obtaining course substitutions and making schedule changes needed to successfully complete the course of study.

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For more information

770-720-5534
Toll-free: 1-87-REINHARDT (1-877-346-4273)
fax 770-720-5913
registrar@reinhardt.edu

Office of the Registrar
Reinhardt University
7300 Reinhardt Circle
Waleska, GA 30183-2981