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Congratulations to the College of Health and Human Services students who will be graduating this year!  On behalf of Dr. Prohaska and the college faculty, we cordially invite graduating students and their families to join us for the CHHS Degree Celebration (the college event formerly known as “Convocation”) and the University Commencement.

CHHS Degree Celebration
Thursday, May 18, 2017
10:00 a.m.
EagleBank Arena
Fairfax Campus
No tickets required
Speaker:  Julie Pavlin, MD, PhD, MPH
Director Board on Global Health,
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

University Commencement
Saturday, May 20, 2017 
10:00 a.m.
EagleBank Arena
Fairfax Campus
No tickets required
Speaker:  Martin Baron
Editor of the Washington Post

Applying to Graduate

First, you must apply to graduate.  Please refer to the Registrar’s Office graduation webpages  for complete instructions on how to file your “intent to graduate,” tips for a smooth degree conferral process, and critical deadlines.  If you miss the deadline to file the online intent to graduate through Patriot Web, you must use the Late Graduation Application form, a paper form, to file your intent to graduate with the Registrar’s Office.

Summer Graduates

All summer bachelors and masters summer graduates may participate in the May CHHS Degree Celebration and the University Commencement exercises.  Note:  Doctoral students graduating in the summer term will participate in next December’s Winter Graduation ceremony along with the December graduates. 

For additional information please use the links in the box at the top right of this page.


Please contact Pat Tope, Office Manager, CHHS Student Affairs at or 703-993-1914.