Graduation Marching Policy

MALD and MIB Students

MALD and MIB students with more than two of the below graduation requirements outstanding may not participate in the May graduation ceremony:

  • The completion/recording of a course grade (Fletcher and/or non-Fletcher)
  • The Capstone Project requirement
    • Please note that if your Capstone Project is tied to a course/independent study and your Capstone Project is not finished by the degree deadline, then your outstanding Capstone Project and missing course grade (assuming the Capstone Project is the final for the course) counts as one degree requirement (not two). Please note that this is only for courses that are tied to capstone projects.
  • The language requirement (both written and oral must be passed for completion)
MA and LLM Students

MA and LLM students with more than one of the below graduation requirements outstanding may not participate in the May graduation ceremony:

  • The completion/recording of a course grade (Fletcher or non-Fletcher)
  • The Capstone Project requirement. Please note that if your Capstone Project is tied to a course/independent study and your Capstone Project is not finished by the degree deadline, then your outstanding Capstone Project and missing course grade (assuming the Capstone Project is the final for the course) count as one degree requirement (not two). Please note that this is only for courses that are tied to capstone projects.
  • The language requirement (both written and oral must be passed for completion)
  • For LLM Candidates only: participation in the “high table” colloquiums

All students who are eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony, regardless of graduating status, will wear academic robes, have their name printed in the Commencement bulletin, and be called on stage by name to receive congratulations of the Dean.