What is the difference between graduation and commencement?
Graduation refers to the completion of coursework. Students do this at various times throughout the year depending on program requirements.
Commencement is the ceremony held for those who have completed associate degrees, training credentials, or certificates. Currently, Mid has one Commencement ceremony each May (after winter semester). Students are eligible to participate in Commencement if they have graduated in the previous fall semester or have applied to graduate in the winter or following summer semester.