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2011-2012 Catalog

Graduation and Pinning Ceremony

Degree Requirements for the Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)



Deadline for Application:  UHV does not automatically award a degree when you complete your scholastic requirements. A student who plans to graduate at the end of the current term should check the academic calendar for deadlines to apply for graduation. The student must apply for graduation before the deadline indicated for each term in the academic calendar.  An application for graduation must be filed even if the student will not be participating in the actual commencement ceremony.  Students who have not applied for graduation will not be graduated in a given term.  The necessary forms to apply for graduation may be obtained in the Office of Admissions and Records or online at www.uhv.edu/oar.

The University hosts two commencement ceremonies which occur at the end Fall and Spring terms each year.  An application for graduation is to be filed in the Office of Admissions and Records by the published deadlines. Only those students who indicate that they will be participating will receive information concerning caps and gowns, announcements, etc. At the present time, Summer semester graduates participate during the Fall ceremony. 

Graduation with Honors:  Subject to the approval of the appropriate dean and the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, students who complete their degree requirements with exceptionally high scholastic averages will be eligible for baccalaureate degrees with honors. For complete information regarding graduation with honors, please see the Graduation with Honors information in the UHV Academic Policies section of this catalog.

Pinning Ceremony:  The School of Nursing wishes to recognize the achievements of all students completing degree requirements.  Only students who have met requirements for graduation may participate in the pinning ceremony.

The pinning ceremony will be scheduled at the end of the Fall and Spring term to coincide with the university’s graduation commencement ceremony. 

Academic regalia will be worn at the graduation commencement ceremony, however, business attire may be worn to the pinning ceremony. 

The School of Nursing will send pinning ceremony invitations to eligible participants.  A printed program will be provided by the School of Nursing at the ceremony.  During the ceremony students will receive a nursing pin and will have the opportunity to acknowledge family for their support.  A reception with light refreshments will follow the pinning ceremony.