Graduation Information

Congratulations to Our Graduates!  

For December Commencement 2016 details visit

This webpage notice provides a comprehensive summary of publication schedules for posting and printing of degrees for graduate students at Alcorn State University. This information may also be helpful to prospective students, their families, advisors, and the University community to maintain a well-informed group of constituents and customers. This information is presented to comply with the Graduate School Academic Regulations Procedures for Notification to Prospective Graduates, to disclose information about graduation and conferring of degrees.

Degrees are printed according to the published schedule in the Registrar's Office. Workforce Education Leadership diplomas are printed once a year, this timeframe is usually 6-8 weeks following May Commencement. Students completing their degree during the summer or fall will fall into this window.  

Deadline to Submit Application for Degree for December Graduation
Office of Graduate Studies
September 21, 2016


·     You must apply no later than the deadline

·     You must be admitted to the graduate degree program for which you are applying for a     degree before filing your Application for Degree

·     You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher

·     Program of Study must be on file in the Graduate Office and student must not earn more than two Cs to  graduate

·     Unmet requirements must be completed the semester you are graduating (enrolled in final courses, taken   required exit exams, thesis defense completed, bound thesis or research project submitted, etc.) 

·     You must fulfill all admission requirements


Congratulations on completing your degree!

Class of 2016 December Prospective Students

Graduate Degrees with Honors December 2016

December 2016 Important Information

Thursday, December 8, 2016
2016 Commencement Rehearsal
3:00 p.m.
Davey L. Whitney HPER Complex
*All graduates are required to attend

Friday, December 9, 2016
Alcorn State University December Commencement 2016
Davey L. Whitney Health, Physical Education and Recreation Complex
10:00 a.m.

Commencement Speaker:

2016 Commencement Day Schedule

8:30 a.m.
Graduate Students Line-up (1st floor)
9:45 a.m.
Line of March Begins
10:00 a.m.
Commencement Program Begins




Please bring the issued parking pass on the day of Commencement.  Special Note: Only one parking pass will be issued per graduate. 


Will be available at the HPER Complex Ticket Booth.


Davey L. Whitney HPER Complex 2nd Floor Athletic Concession Stand

Return your cap and gown immediately following Commencement at the concession stand located on the second floor of the Davey L. Whitney HPER Complex. (The concession stand is located near the Department of Athletics' main offices).


Davey L. Whitney HPER Complex 2nd Floor Room 201


Class of 2016 Graduates
Graduate Degrees with Honors 2016

Class of 2015 Graduates
Graduate Degrees with Honors 2015