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The Countdown to Commencement Begins

 Essence Sommers

After years of cramming for exams, long nights studying in the library … graduation is finally near.

It’s crunch time! Applications for graduation and final senior audits are due by Friday, September 27, 2019. To complete the paperwork potential graduates must visit their advisors. 120 credits minimum are needed to graduate and completing an audit allows such students to see what courses they have taken and how many more credits are left.


Senior, Essence Sommers and DSU Professor, Ava Perrine in advising office.

These students should be careful not to fall behind because all paperwork must be in no later than the due date, otherwise, their graduation process would stall.

“I am excited to graduate because it is the finish line of my college journey, “ Psychology major senior, Kiany Henry, stated. “I am excited to become an adult and go through all the obstacles that come with it, college was a bit of a struggle, but I am happy to finish.”

Winter Commencement will be on Saturday, December 14. May Commencement will be on Saturday, May 16. Students are advised to get ahead and let their loved ones know when graduation will be so they can book rooms early at the nearby hotels. They should keep in mind that there are other universities nearby that will be having graduation around the same time and Dover hotel rooms will get booked quickly.


Delaware State University Core Values. Shot by Essence Sommers.

December graduates can prepare for the big day by ordering their cap and gown up until Monday, September 30.

DSU social work senior, Makayla Thomas said, “In the future I have grad school and law school coming up and hopefully working as a child advocate in Baltimore City.”

Stuck looking for a job, an internship, or need help getting your resume together? The Office of Carrier Services & Student Employment offers free assistance on the third floor in the MLK from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.

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