The Diana R. Garland School of Social Work (GSSW) will participate in the Baylor Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 16, 2020, at 9:00am in the Ferrell Center. You may find more information about the ceremony HERE.
Walking - It is assumed that you will walk in the Commencement ceremony. If you are unable to attend then you must let the Registrar's office know by filling out the Non-participation Form on the Commencement website.
Diploma - You will receive your diploma during the Commencement ceremony as long as you filed at least 8 weeks prior to graduation. If you have filled out the non-participation form then your diploma will be mailed to you after the ceremony. This may take up to two weeks.
Transcript - An official transcript will be available after five business days from Academic Records. You may find more information regarding transcripts HERE.
On the day preceding Baylor University's Commencement ceremony for social work graduates, the GSSW holds a Convocation ceremony to recognize and honor its graduating students. More intimate and much smaller than Baylor's Commencement, this event is a joyous celebration, with family and friends, of our student's academic accomplishments.
Convocation for graduates of the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work in Spring 2019 will be Friday, May 15, 2020, at 2:30pm in Waco Hall. Graduates should arrive in time to take a photo at 2:00pm on the steps outside of Waco Hall. You may find information regarding directions, parking, and accessibility HERE. Invitations for Convocation are provided by the GSSW. Tickets or invitations are not required for attendance, and there is no limit to how many guests can be invited. Invitations for Commencement can be purchased through the bookstore.
A statement is read as each student receives their pin and/or is hooded. This information includes hometown, field internship(s) and a short comment on future plans. The statement form is sent to all prospective graduates during the spring semester and is required in order to participate in Convocation.