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Graduation applications must be filed with the General Studies Graduation Department by March 18, 2022 for names to appear in the commencement program for Spring 2022.

PLEASE NOTE: Fall 2021 graduates will be included in the SPRING 2022 Commencement Ceremonies. There was no in-person commencement ceremony held in December 2021.

Please refer to the BGS Ceremony Info page for commencement program information. 

Prior to the Semester in Which You Plan to Graduate

  • submit the BGS Graduation Application form to the Macomb BGS program office by the application deadlines.
  • contact the General Studies Degree Program Office or your academic advisor if you need assistance.

Upon receipt of your completed Graduation Application, BGS staff will email you to let you know it was received. After BGS staff finish processing your application, the graduation supervisor will email you a letter and a copy of your WARD.

Graduation Application - Important Deadlines  - contact your advisor if you have missed the appropriate deadline

  • Fall Semester: July 15
  • Spring Semester: November 15
  • Summer Session: April 15*

*Summer Session: If you plan to have your graduation requirements completed at the end of the summer session, you are permitted to participate in the May ceremony of the same year. In order to have your name appear in the spring graduation commencement program , your graduation application for summer MUST be received in the Macomb BGS program office before March 18th to allow time for processing.

NOTE: Graduating BGS students who will be unable to participate in a commencement ceremony held at either the Macomb campus or the Moline campus due to being place bound may be eligible to participate in a commencement ceremony held at their community college campus. The students must have earned an associate's degree from the community college, and the community college campus must be located a minimum of 100 miles from both the WIU-QC Moline campus and the WIU Macomb campus. To find out more about this graduation option and to discuss eligibility, please contact the Macomb BGS program office at 309/298-1929.

Deadlines to request a community college commencement ceremony option are:

  • February 1 - May commencement ceremony
  • September 1 - December commencement ceremony

Commencement is a ceremony to recognize anticipated graduates for Spring 2022. Actual degree conferral (graduation) will not occur until after Final Grades are posted.