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University of the West
1409 Walnut Grove Ave.
Rosemead, CA 91770
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UWest hosts commencement each year in May to celebrate degree students who have graduated in the previous summer or fall term as well as those graduating in spring. Graduate students must complete any required comprehensive exam or defense at least two weeks prior to the ceremony.

You should be sure to indicate that you wish to participate in the upcoming ceremony when you submit your Petition to Graduate, which is due when you register for your final term, or no later than the first day of the spring semester. Participants are charged a commencement fee that covers the cost of regalia and photographs.

You may request approval for early participation if you meet the following criteria:

· at the time of the ceremony you will have no more than the following requirements remaining:

· Bachelor’s degree students: 9 units.

· Master’s degree students: 6 units.

· Graduate students must pass any required defense, comprehensive examination, thesis, or capstone on or before the deadline established for the spring semester.

· and you plan to schedule all remaining courses in the summer or fall term immediately following the ceremony.

· Proof of registration will be required prior to the ceremony.

To request early participation, submit your Petition to Graduate to the Registrar’s Office by the first day of the spring semester,

Check this site for more information. Initial details will be provided here by the end of the fall semester.


Congratulations to our 2022 graduates!
Here the links to recordings of the May 15 ceremony.