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Commencement

Mission and Student Engagement

Overview

Our comprehensive graduation celebrations will take place May 4, 2022- May 7, 2022, with our large institutional celebration on Friday, May 6 at 10am at loanDepot park in Miami. Each School and College will hold a more intimate ceremony on campus, where graduates will have their individual accomplishments visibly recognized.

Some college/school events on campus will likely have capacity limits, and tickets will be required. More information on ticketing and events will be shared as it is available.

Commencement Program May 2021

Congratulations, Graduates! We look forward to honoring your accomplishment and celebrating with you in May 2022.

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Commencement Ceremonies

Baccalaureate Mass & Rose and Candle Ceremony

Thursday, May 5, 2022 6:00pm
Broad Auditorium

The Baccalaureate Mass is a celebration of graduation, and the Rose and Candle Ceremony symbolizes the bonds of friendship and the sending forth of the graduates. Graduates exchange a candle, the symbol of wisdom and knowledge, with a Barry student of their choice. In return, graduates receive a rose as a symbol of love and friendship.

Graduates are encouraged to wear their academic robes, without hoods or caps.


Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 6, 2022 10am
loanDepot park
501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL 33125

This celebration will include all the Schools and Colleges that traditionally participate in main campus graduation and will feature invited speakers as well as honorary degree recipients.


School and College Ceremonies and Program Events

Each School and College will hold a more intimate ceremony on campus, where graduates will have their individual accomplishments visibly recognized. The schedule is as follows, and additional information regarding specific locations will be shared as it is available:

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Cor Jesu Chapel
6pm: Theology and Philosophy Commissioning and Recognition Ceremony

Friday, May 6, 2022
3:30pm: College of Arts and Sciences, reception and Art & Photography Senior Exhibition to follow ceremony
3:30pm: Adrian Dominican School of Education, reception to follow ceremony

Saturday, May 7, 2022
10am: Andreas School of Business, reception to follow ceremony
10am: College of Nursing and Health Sciences doctoral and master’s programs, reception at 4pm
2:30pm: Ellen Whiteside McDonnell School of Social Work, reception to follow ceremony
2:30pm: College of Nursing and Health Sciences bachelor’s programs, reception to follow

Making a Difference One Gown At A Time!

Barry University Bachelor and Masters graduates wear a gown that is totally recyclable. Each Eco-Friendly gown reduces the amount of material recycled by using 27 plastic bottles that will not end up in a landfill. Along with saving bottles from the landfill, each gown gives back to the Environment and introduces another avenue for sustainability. Students who have completed their degrees in June, August or October 2021, have received an email from the Herff Jones Company to order their cap and Gown. Orders can be placed at: Herff.ly/barry.
The cost of the cap & gown is included in the graduation fee, and a shipping fee of $7.95 for Domestic shipping and $24.95 for International shipping will be collected when the student order is placed. December degree recipients will receive the Herff Jones email after October 29, 2021. Any graduates interested in purchasing class rings, diploma frames, or personalized graduation announcements can use the same website to order, and if there are any questions, graduates can contact Herff Jones directly at (305) 271-6769 or hjcollegefl@aol.com

Graduation Dates/Deadlines

Fall 2021 – Fall 2022

Graduation Term
Graduation Term Code
Degree Conferral Date
Deadline To Apply
Commencement Date
Fall A 21/GF October 09, 2021 September 17, 2021 May 6, 2022
Fall 21/04 December 11, 2021 October 29, 2021 May 6, 2022
Spring A 22/GS March 5, 2022 January 13, 2022 May 6, 2022
Spring — Podiatry 22/P1 May 6, 2022 January 21, 2022 April 30, 2022
Spring 22/01 May 6, 2022 January 21, 2022 May 6, 2022
Summer I 22/02 June 25, 2022 May 20, 2022 TBD
Summer II 22/SU August 13, 2022 July 15, 2022 TBD
Fall A 22/04 October 08, 2022 October 28, 2022 TBD
Fall 22/04 December 09, 2022 October 28, 2022 TBD

Fall 2021 – Fall 2022

Graduation Term
Fall A
Graduation Term Code 21/GF Degree Conferral Date October 09, 2021 Deadline To Apply September 17, 2021 Commencement Date May 6, 2022
Fall
Graduation Term Code 21/04 Degree Conferral Date December 11, 2021 Deadline To Apply October 29, 2021 Commencement Date May 6, 2022
Spring A
Graduation Term Code 22/GS Degree Conferral Date March 5, 2022 Deadline To Apply January 13, 2022 Commencement Date May 6, 2022
Spring — Podiatry
Graduation Term Code 22/P1 Degree Conferral Date May 6, 2022 Deadline To Apply January 21, 2022 Commencement Date April 30, 2022
Spring
Graduation Term Code 22/01 Degree Conferral Date May 6, 2022 Deadline To Apply January 21, 2022 Commencement Date May 6, 2022
Summer I
Graduation Term Code 22/02 Degree Conferral Date June 25, 2022 Deadline To Apply May 20, 2022 Commencement Date TBD
Summer II
Graduation Term Code 22/SU Degree Conferral Date August 13, 2022 Deadline To Apply July 15, 2022 Commencement Date TBD
Fall A
Graduation Term Code 22/04 Degree Conferral Date October 08, 2022 Deadline To Apply October 28, 2022 Commencement Date TBD
Fall
Graduation Term Code 22/04 Degree Conferral Date December 09, 2022 Deadline To Apply October 28, 2022 Commencement Date TBD

Diploma

Your diploma will not be awarded at the time of Commencement. You will receive your diploma approximately six weeks after the date of graduation, either through the mail or by picking it up at the Office of the Registrar.

Exit Interviews

Have you borrowed Federal Student Loans?

If you are graduating and have borrowed Federal student loans, you are required by Federal regulations to fill out a student Loan Exit Interview prior to graduation. 

You may also visit a Financial Aid Counselor to discuss important information regarding repayment of your student loan repayment options, deferments, forbearance, consolidation, your legal rights and responsibilities, and to provide helpful tips in managing your student loans.

Exit Interview
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Graduating With Honors (Undergraduates Only)

In order to qualify for graduation with Honors, an undergraduate student must have taken a minimum of 56 credit hours at Barry carrying letter grades of A, B, C, or D, and must have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or above. Only courses taken at Barry are computed in determining honors. The GPA will be rounded using the third decimal place.

Honors Cords: Barry graduates do not wear special cords if they are graduating with honors.

Students who are elected to National Honor Societies receive honor cords from the moderators of the respective honor society.

  • Barry

    Cum Laude

    Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50

  • Barry

    Magna Cum Laude

    Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.70

  • Barry

    Summa Cum Laude

    Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.90

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