Graduation

Commencement Ceremony

The Commencement Ceremony is the campus-wide graduation ceremony for all students from all schools, colleges, and degree programs. The President of the University of New Mexico confers degrees upon all degree candidates at this ceremony. Graduates will process across the stage to be recognized individually and will be given a diploma cover. Doctoral and terminal master's degree candidates will be hooded.

Students who are eligible to participate in Commencement are those who complete their degree requirements by the end of the current semester.

SOE Convocation Ceremony

The School of Engineering hosts its own Convocation Ceremony just for the engineering students, usually in the Kiva Auditorium which is part of the Albuquerque Convention Center in downtown Albuquerque. A convocation ceremony is a celebration hosted by an individual school, college, or department. Please refer to the School of Engineering Graduation website for information about the ceremony.

Each fall and spring semester, the Dean’s Office in the School of Engineering sends specific information about convocation to to all students who are approved to graduate that semester.