Checklist

Commencement 2020 is postponed. For more information, please read the full announcement from President Stenger.

Graduation Checklist

  • File your Application for Degree

    The Application for Degree is a required form that notifies the University of a student's intent to fulfill his/her degree requirements at the end of the current semester. THIS INFORMATION ONLY PERTAINS TO SPRING 2020.

    Undergraduate Application for Degree (AFD):
    If you have not declared your candidacy, go to my.binghamton.edu to complete this. If you have any questions, e-mail degree@binghamton.edu.

    The undergraduate AFD is on BU BRAIN, under the student tab. Deadline: March 25, 2020.

    Graduate Application for Degree (GAFD):
    The Spring 2020 Graduate Application for Degree (GAFD) must be submitted by April 20, 2020.

  • Submit your Intent to Participate Form

    The Intent to Participate Form is your RSVP to participate in the Commencement ceremony. By filling out this form you are telling us you will be at the ceremony. This is different than the Application for Degree you submit through BU Brain.

    Participating in Commencement activities is optional and does not guarantee graduation. To be considered a Binghamton University graduate, you must complete the Application for Degree and satisfy all your degree requirements.

  • Order your Cap and Gown

    Due to Spring 2020 Commencement ceremonies being postponed, we will offer a refund for unopened cap & gowns. Please do not open your cap & gown if you plan to return it, as we cannot accept open packages for refunds. Please see all refund options and follow instructions for the situation which applies to you.

  • Claim your Tickets
    Commencement 2020 has been postponed. Tickets will not be eligible to be claimed until a rescheduled date has been established. When Commencement has been rescheduled, the ticket quantities per graduate and process to claim tickets will be posted here.
  • Not graduating in May 2020

    The Petition to Walk Form is for all students who will not fulfill their degree requirements in the Spring 2020 semester, but wish to participate in the Spring 2020 Commencement ceremony.

    To qualify, you must complete your remaining credits within the upcoming academic year. For more questions contact your academic advisor.

    Exceptions may be made in the following circumstances:

    • Military or family necessity
    • International student returning to home country
    • Extraordinary personal circumstances
  • Claim Extra Tickets

    Commencement 2020 has been postponed. Tickets will not be eligible to be claimed until a rescheduled date has been established. When Commencement has been rescheduled, the ticket quantities per graduate and process to claim tickets will be posted here.

    Note: Extra ticket allotment is determined by ceremony size and is not guaranteed.

    If family/friends cannot make a ceremony, be sure to have them tune in live on the Binghamton University YouTube Channel.

  • Fill Out Senior Survey

    Once you have completed all of the above steps, you're ready to fill out the Senior Destination Survey! Submit this for a chance to win great prizes!