Convocation takes place each November on or near the Feast of Christ the King.  To graduate in November, it is the student's responsibility to ensure that all academic activities are completed and grade/evaluation received.  Students must submit a completed Application to Graduate Form ( with the specified fee ($25 in 2011) by the second Friday in September and complete all program requirements by the fourth Friday in September.  Applicants will receive written acknowledgement that their application has been received and further written notice when their application is approved (in mid-October).  Earlier due-dates and additional procedures may apply for some advanced programs, please consult the appropriate Advanced Degree Handbook for details. Diplomas will not be distributed to students who have outstanding financial obligations to the college or library.