UNM Graduation Ceremony

The UNM Graduation 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.

Students must be dressed in academic regalia to walk at the commencement ceremony. Regalia can be purchased at the bookstore.

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 SOE Convocation Schedule web site for information about the ceremony.

About a month before the date of each graduation, the Dean’s Office in the School of Engineering will forward specific information about convocation to the Senior Academic Advisor who will then forward it to all students who are approved to graduate that semester.


All degree candidates who plan to participate in the commencement ceremony and/or the SOE convocation ceremony must complete the online sign-up form.  See teh paragraph titled, "Sign-Up Form".   There is a deadline for this sign-up; refer to the web page for the deadline date. 

It is very important that you complete the sign-up form.  The form instructs the university as to how you want your diploma delivA

Application for Undergraduate Degree

This form is due prior to the semester in which you are graduating.To prevent any delays in graduation, it is strongly recommended that students file an application by these deadlines:

April 15 for graduation in the following spring semester

November 15 for graduation in the following fall semester

July 15 for graduation for the following summer semester

Students need to submit transcripts and lobotrax degree audit along with the form to Nicole Bigham, Senior Academic Advisor,, CENT 3012.