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School of Graduate Studies, Research, & Innovation (GSRI)


Graduate students completing their degree 
requirements in December 2017, Spring 2018, and Summer 2018 will participate in the May Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 17th.

If you have not already done so, students must submit an application to graduate on the Registrar's website before the listed deadline. 
If you would like to participate and walk in the May Commencement Ceremony, students must submit an application to participate which will be available on the Graduate Commencement webpage soon, therefore keep checking the Southern website for updates.

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The mission of the School of Graduate Studies, Research, and Innovation (GSRI) is to advance graduate education as a personally and professionally transformative experience by enhancing our student's ability to acquire new knowledge, conduct new research, develop new ideas, and create innovative new connections both on campus and within the community.  



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