2016-2017 Academic Catalog: Graduation Walk-On Policy

It is the policy of Wentworth Institute of Technology that only those students who have met all the academic and financial requirements for graduation are to participate in the Commencement ceremony, including walking across the stage and shaking the hand of the President. However, in unusual and hardship circumstances, a student may request permission to “walk-on” the stage and participate in the ceremony with his or her classmates. To be eligible for graduation walk-on the student must have no more than eight remaining credits, or one required semester of cooperative education, or four credit hours maximum and one required cooperative education semester combined, which can be completed within the subsequent semester after the ceremony (April ceremony/Summer semester completion; August ceremony/Fall semester completion). Eligible students may request graduation walk-up approval from their academic department chair or dean of CPCE for their program. The Graduation Walk-on Policy form is available in the Student Service Center. Students must be registered for all remaining degree requirements before approval will be granted.