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Information for Graduates

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Class of 2023, your graduation is finally here! Whether you plan to walk during the graduation ceremony or not, please review the important deadlines and graduate checklists below.

Ceremony Times: 

10 a.m. | Arts, Sciences, Business & Technology
2 p.m. | Health Sciences and Workforce & Community Engagement

Important Deadlines

  • Confirm through your StormTrac account that your Graduation Application is on file by March 15.
  • Complete the In-Person Participation Form by March 31
  • Order your cap and gown by April 5
  • Graduate on May 11!

Ceremony Participation

If you have questions regarding the 2023 Commencement Ceremony, please contact the ceremony committee at graduation@davidsondavie.edu

Cap and Gown

Online orders have closed. A limited number of caps, gowns and associate degree hoods will be available for purchase from the campus bookstore.

If you have questions regarding regalia, please contact the bookstore at 336.248.4466.


After meeting all requirements to earn a certificate, diploma or degree, students are eligible to graduate. Credentials are awarded in December, May and July and are mailed to the student in the month following the final semester. 

A Graduation Application is required to graduate.

Graduate Checklist

Preparing for your final semester classes:
  • Meet with your advisor
    • Make sure all graduation requirements will be met by the end of your anticipated final semester.
    • Make sure that all anticipated program credentials are shown in your StormTrac.
  • After you have registered for all of your remaining courses, complete a Graduation Application.
Final Semester
  • Confirm through your StormTrac account that a Graduation Application has been filed. If not, complete your Graduation Application(s).
    • Graduation Application Deadlines:
      • March 15 for May Graduates
      • July 1 for July Graduates
      • Nov 1 for December Graduates
  • Review your name and address on your Graduation Application. The name on your credential will be printed exactly as it appears on the application and will be mailed to the address on the application.
  • Make sure there is no outstanding balance on your StormTrac account.

Commencement Ceremony

Graduates are invited to participate in a formal Commencement Ceremony held in May of each year. This ceremony is open to all graduates from the current academic year and is held on the Davidson Campus.

Registration is required to participate in the ceremony.

Commencement Ceremony Checklist

Deadline March 15
  • Confirm through your StormTrac account that your Graduation Application is on file.
Deadline March 31
Deadline April 5
  • Order your Cap & Gown between February 8 – April 5. A black cap & gown are required for the ceremony. Those earning an Associate Degree may also order the Associate Degree Hood to be worn with the cap & gown. Graduation announcements and other items are also available through this site.
Before the Ceremony:
  • Make sure there is no outstanding balance on your StormTrac account.
  • Register for commencement photos. PhotoSpecialties will capture your image as you are receiving your diploma cover as well as a formal portrait with your diploma cover. Proofs will be emailed.