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Graduation List

Graduate students must notify the Senior Academic Advisor once semester prior to their graduating semester. Failure to do so will result in delayed graduation. All requirements for graduation must be completed by the published deadline date. See the NE Graduation Checklist for graduation requirements and deadlines.

Graduation FAQs

Q: Where do I get my cap and gown and other graduation items?

A: Caps, gowns, cords, hood, announcements and other accessories for graduation are available at the UNM Bookstore.

Q: What is the difference between Commencement and SOE Convocation?

A: Commencement at theDreamStyle Arena, aka The Pit Degree candidates are required to wear graduation regalia. The President presides over the ceremony and will officially confer your degree upon you. Please visit for more information.

SOE Convocation is a celebration ceremony to specifically honor SOE students. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend. Cap, gown, and hood are the appropriate dress for graduates and "civilian" dress is also acceptable.

Q: Will my name automatically be printed in the Commencement Program?

A: Prospective degree recipients who have submitted their Application for Degree will automatically be printed in the commencement and convocation programs. Students who have a privacy flag set in their student record will NOT be printed in the programs. The names of those graduates who have privacy flags set in their student records will NOT be printed in the commencement program unless they do one of the following:

  • Prior to April 13, 2018: Contact the Office of the Registrar at the campus they attend to have their privacy flag removed. Picture ID is required. Or
  • Prior to April 20, 2018: Sign a "Limited Privacy Waiver" in the Office of the Secretary (Scholes Hall, Rm 103). Picture ID is required.

Q: What are the requirements for distinction?

A: To recognize exceptional performance, “Passed with Distinction” may be placed on the transcripts of students who pass the master’s examination, final examination for the master’s thesis, doctoral comprehensive examination, M.F.A. comprehensive examination and/or final examination for the doctoral dissertation. This status is determined at the time of the examination through agreement of the examining committee members, with final approval given by the department Chairperson, and results forwarded to Graduate Studies. The examining committee considers any oral, written and exhibition work related to the examination when deciding whether or not a student passes with distinction. Individual graduate units may choose to set specific guidelines for determining “Passed with Distinction.”

Q: How and when do I get my diploma?

A: Diplomas are delivered via USPS to the address on file with the UNM Registrar. If you would like to have your diploma held for pick up you need to contact the UNM Registrar.

You may check and update the address you have on file in the UNM Portal here

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