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Social Work Ceremony Eligibility

Students who complete their degree in August 2017, December 2017, May 2018, or August 2018* are eligible to participate in the 2018 Social Work ceremony. Questions about eligibility should be sent to your program.

MSW: Social Work Registrar or VAC Registrar
DSW: DSW Registrar
PhD: Malinda Sampson, PhD Program Manager
MSN: MSN Registrar

August Graduates

*August 2018 graduates can choose to participate in May 2018 or May 2019. Only students who have completed a minimum of units (see below) by the end of Fall 2017 and have a minimum 3.0 GPA will be included in the university commencement program and eligible for Dean’s List. Students matriculating in August 2018 who do not meet these requirements will be included in the May 2019 commencement program. In either case, August 2018 graduates can participate in the social work ceremony, have their name called and walk across stage. The unit requirement is only for printed and honors recognition.

MSW: 47 units
DSW: 27 units
PhD: 48 units (excluding 794abcdz dissertation credits)
MSN: 39 units

Dean’s List and Honorable Mention

Students who have achieved a grade point average of 4.0 by the end of the semester preceding their official commencement are placed on the Dean's List. Those with a grade point average of 3.95 - 3.999 are considered Dean’s Honorable Mention. Recipients are invited to a recognition ceremony on May 8, 2018.