[TACRAO] Listserv Allowing Students to Walk Twice During a Single Commencement Ceremony

David Short david.short at lamar.edu
Mon Mar 23 07:52:24 CDT 2015


Amy,

 

When we have a student in a similar situation, we just note the additional
degree when the student walks. Something along the lines of "also
receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics".

 

We just print the additional information on the walking card and the
readers know to expect it & how to handle it.

 

W. David Short, Jr.
Registrar
Lamar University
409-880-8060
www.lamar.edu 

From: tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu [mailto:tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu] On Behalf
Of McGilvray, Amy
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2015 5:44 PM
To: tacrao at tamuc.edu
Subject: [TACRAO] Listserv Allowing Students to Walk Twice During a Single
Commencement Ceremony

 

Good Evening Everyone:

 

UMHB holds a single commencement ceremony for all colleges and all degrees
(undergraduate and graduate)-one ceremony in May and one ceremony in
December.  Undergraduate students march alphabetically under the college
awarding their degree.  UMHB has seven undergraduate colleges.  All
graduate degrees are awarded by the Graduate School, so graduate students
march alphabetically by degree (MA, MBA, MEd, etc.). 

 

At almost every ceremony, at least one student receives two degrees.  The
student could be receiving two bachelor's degrees (a bachelor's degree
from College 1 and a bachelor's degree from College 2) or a bachelor's
degree and a master's degree or a master's degree and a doctorate degree.
To date, however, such students only have been allowed to walk once during
the ceremony.  Students receiving two bachelor's degrees have been asked
to choose one college under which to walk.  Students receiving a
bachelor's degree and a master's degree or a master's degree and a
doctorate degree have been instructed to walk under the higher degree.
Nonetheless, the students' names are listed under each respective
college/degree in the commencement program and both degrees are announced
when the students' cross the stage.

 

A May 2015 graduate receiving two degrees is challenging this historical
practice.

 

For those institutions with commencement arrangements similar to UMHB's,
how are students like those described above handled?  Are they allowed to
walk twice during a single ceremony?  If so, how are the logistics of
lining up the students twice handled?             

 

Amy McGilvray '93, MBA '97

Registrar

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

UMHB Box 8425

900 College Street 

Belton TX 76513

254-295-5077 (Office)

254-295-5052 (Fax)

 

 
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