Apply for graduation when within two weeks of the semester in which you plan to graduate.  Be sure you have completed your application for Candidacy. For more information, refer to the Candidacy Page.

Master Candidates:  All students who plan to graduate with a master's degree must apply to graduate by filling out the Masters Degree Application in the myECU Student Information Portal.  The graduation fee of $75 is due by the end of the semester you plan to graduate.  Please contact Amy Eckart-Gregg at (580) 559-5708 or for questions.

Application Deadline: Fall Candidates deadline is August 30, 2013; Spring Candidates deadline is January 27, 2014.

Note: Applying by the application deadline will guarantee that the graduate will have their name printed in the commencement program; however, degree applications submitted after the deadline will not prevent candidates from participating in the commencement ceremony.

Applying for Graduation? Complete Master's Degree Application Online available in myECU:

Semester Available Deadline Commencment
Fall 2013 Currently August 30, 2013 December 14, 2013
Spring 2014 November 1, 2013 January 27, 2014 May 10, 2014
Fall 2014 March 15, 2014 TBA TBA

Commencement Information:

1. Commencement exercises for bachelors and masters candidates will be held in the Kerr Activity Center. The ceremony will take place for all students completing degree requirements for the semester. Candidates should report to the ECU Cafeteria before the ceremony. Instructions relating to the exercises are given at that time. In case of heavy rain, meet in Room 202 Kerr Activity Center. PLEASE BE ON TIME. Attendance at commencement exercises is expected of all candidates. Please report to the name card table when you arrive. (For directions to the cafeteria, please contact the Admissions and Records Office.)

2. Persons who need special accommodations for the ceremony because of a physical condition should contact the Office of Admissions and Records as soon as possible.

3. The graduation fee, if not already paid, is now due. The fee for masters candidates is $75.00. Please mail payment directly to the Bursar's Office, not the Office of Admissions and Records or the Graduate Office.

4. You may pick up your cap and gown from the ECU Bookstore. Graduation announcements may be purchased at the ECU bookstore also.

5. Candidates who wait to apply until last minute for their degree may not have their name listed in the commencement program, as they have to have time to be printed.

6. It is requested that women wear dress clothes and that men wear dark slacks and a tie. Corsages, ornamental accessories, or lettering on the hat may not be worn. Honor cords and organizational sashes are allowed.

7. Do not bring personal items with you. You will not be allowed to carry any items during the ceremony. They will be collected and taken to the Office of Admissions and Records for pick up immediately following the ceremony. in the case of cold weather or drizzle, a table will be available for coats and umbrellas as you enter the stairs at Kerr Center.

8. Because masters candidates will receive their degrees as a group prior to the bachelors candidates, please be prepared to participate in the entire ceremony. Candidates should not leave until the commencement exercises are completed in their entirety.