Graduation Ceremony

Ceremony Participation

Students who have completed degree requirements in Summer and Fall 2015, and who will complete requirements in Spring 2016 are eligible to participate in the 2016 Commencement Ceremony.  

Petition to Graduate

All students are required to complete a Petition to Graduate Form at least two terms prior to completing courses. This form is located inside FoxLink under the Holt Student tab. Once this form is submitted, records are reviewed by the academic advisors. Diplomas are not issued without a petition on file.

Graduation Fees

$60 - Bachelor of Arts
$75 - Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, and Master of Human Resources
$100 - Master of Liberal Studies 


There are three graduation dates per academic year (August 31, December 31, and the date of commencement in May). All undergraduate and graduate students receiving degrees within an academic year are invited and encouraged to participate in the annual commencement ceremony in May. Participation in the annual commencement is limited to those students completing all degree requirements as of May. Students with four (4) or less credit hours remaining may request to participate in the Spring ceremony by completing the form Petition to Participate in Commencement.

Graduation with Distinction

Undergraduate Students completing the final 70 semester hours of degree requirements in residence (institutional hours) at Rollins College may qualify for graduation with honors, provided that the appropriate cumulative GPA is achieved. Honors are as follows:

3.50 - 3.69 - Cum Laude
3.70 - 3.89 - Magna Cum Laude
3.90 - 4.00 - Summa Cum Laude

A student's transcript will bear the appropriate honors designation, and the designation will be announced at Commencement.

Graduate Students in programs Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, and Master of Human Resources and achieve a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.90 will graduate with honors. A student’s transcript will bear this notation, and it will be announced at Commencement. There is no honors distinction for the Master of Liberal Studies program.