EMSS | Graduating Students
Congratulations! You are getting ready to become one of nearly 19,000 University of Guam alumni who are making a difference in Guam, the Micronesian region, and all over the world.
This webpage will be a source of important information as you finalize your degree requirements and get ready for commencement.
Be sure to:
|To graduate in
|To graduate in
|Deadline to apply for graduation||September. 28, 2022||February 28, 2023|
|Deadline to order regalia through Triton Store||February 24, 2023||TBD|
|Deadline to take Senior Core Competency Assessments on Moodle||February 24, 2023||September 22, 2023|
|Last day of classes||May 12, 2023||December 7, 2023|
|Final exams||May 15-17, 2023||December 11-13, 2023|
Mass rehearsal: May 9, 2023 at 7:00 PM
May 10, 2023 at 6:00 PM at Santa Teresita Catholic Church (Mangilao)
|Commencement rehearsal||TBD at the Calvo Field House||TBD at the Calvo Field House|
|Commencement||May 21, 2023, at the Calvo Field House||December 17, 2023, at the Calvo Field House|
What is it?
The Senior Core Competency Assessments are an administrative requirement for undergraduate graduation. The tests are conducted in five parts, which will measure critical thinking skills, quantitative analysis skills, information literacy skills, written communication skills, and oral communication skills
When do I need to take them by?
The deadline to apply for graduation is in late September or late February. Once you've applied and receive an email from the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE), it is best to take the assessments as early as you can during the semester so you don’t have to worry about it later. The deadline to complete assessments can be found in the “Important Dates” in the General Tab.
How long do the tests take?
We recommend setting aside at least an hour per assessment. It is encouraged that each test be taken in different sittings to avoid test fatigue.
How do I take the tests?
Shortly after applying for graduation, you will receive an email in your Triton account with more details from OIE. You will also be enrolled in the Moodle Course: “Graduating Seniors Core Competency Assessments.”
Do I need to study?
Students don't need to study beforehand for these assessments. Students are encouraged to give their best effort and attention for each assessment.
What happens if I don’t complete the assessments?
A hold will be placed on your account, which will result in the holding of your diploma and transcripts upon graduation.
Office of Institutional Effectiveness
|If you are a(n):||Contact:||Email:|
|Undergraduate student whose last name begins with A-L||Maria Caringalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Undergraduate student whose last name begins with M-Z||Marissa Barcinasemail@example.com|
|Graduate student||Eden Galvezfirstname.lastname@example.org|
When you apply for graduation, an evaluation of your courses, credits, and GPA will be done by the Records Office (for master's students, please contact the Graduate Studies Office) to determine if you have met the degree requirements. The evaluation is based on the degree requirements from your Catalog-in-Force. You will be contacted to pick up a printout of the evaluation.
The main components are:
General Education Credit Requirements (55 credits)
Major course, credit, and grade requirements
Overall completion of at least 124 credits, of which 32 credits must be earned from UOG courses
Overall upper division (300/400 level) course completion of at least 40 credits
Cumulative minimum GPA of 2.00 (Some majors require higher GPAs. Consult your Catalog for details.)
Students with Bursar's Office or Library obligations may not be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony and will receive their diplomas and transcripts when accounts are cleared. Please proceed to the Bursar's Office (Administration Building) and the Library to check the status of your account and make payment if necessary.
Non-payment will result in referral to the University’s external collection agency and will be reported to the credit bureau. Students will be referred 30 days after the date of commencement.
Contact the Bursar's Office at email@example.com.
You will receive an email notification from the Triton Store to pick up your cap and gown. You may contact (671) 735-2931/34 for more information.
Men – white or light colored shirt with a conservative tie (dark blue, maroon, gray, or black) and dark (preferably black) trousers with black socks and shoes. Please, no white socks, tennis shoes, zorries, or sandals.
Women – dark dress (preferably black) worn under the gown with black shoes. Please, no white stockings, tennis shoes, or zorries. Hairstyle should accommodate the cap to be worn level on top of the head.
TBA for Fañomnåkan 2023 Graduates
Each graduate is allowed 4 guests (including children). Tickets will be ready for pickup on May 11, 2022, at the Admissions and Records Office in the Calvo Field House.
Honor stoles are only available for pick up on commencement day at the Triton Store.
For Fañomnåkan 2023 Commencement, the Triton Store will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for students to pick up their honor stoles.
Mangilao, Guam 96913
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