Commencement is a ceremony held once a year that honors students who just have or will soon graduate, which means completing all requirements of their degree programs. Participating in commencement does not automatically mean that a student has graduated. In order to graduate, a student must complete all requirements of his or her degree program before the end of the summer term.
COVID-19 Regulations: As of 20 January 2021, the Cayman Islands Government has advised that the limitations on indoor public gatherings remains at 500 persons. The UCCI will continue to monitor developments within the Cayman Islands and will make an announcement should there be any changes.
The new date for the deadline to apply for graduation, is to be announced. Download the Graduation Application Form.
If you believe you will be eligible for graduation in new date to be announced please ensure that you apply by this date.
PLEASE NOTE: Even if you do not wish to participate in the ceremony, you must still submit the completed application form by the deadline in order to receive your degree/certificate.
Important Note for 2021 applicants:
The commencement ceremony is scheduled for New date to be announced and students enrolled in Spring 2022 and/or Summer 2022 should apply to graduate if all classes will be completed by Summer 2022. Degrees/certificates will be conferred after Summer 2022 grades are released. Diplomas will be ordered after that.
Please note that you must have met all your degree/programme and GPA requirements by the end of the Summer 2022 semester in order to have your degree conferred in 2022. This includes:
PLEASE NOTE: No grade changes will be made to the student’s academic records after the degree has been conferred. Should you need to apply for Grade Forgiveness for a class that you have already re-taken, please do so prior to applying for graduation.
Please meet with your advisor to review this before submitting the application to the registrar’s office for processing.
Students who have applied for graduation but have not met the requirements listed above will be determined to be ineligible and will be contacted and informed of this decision. Students meeting the requirements, will be emailed confirmation and further instructions regarding items such as graduation rehearsal.
Potential graduates who provide identification with a name that is different from the name on their graduation applications, and without supporting documents, will be required to file an affidavit. Students wishing to change the name on their student files should complete a Change of Name Form and submit it with the supporting documents at the time of application.
Payment by debit or credit card through the online payment portal: https://ucci.caymangateway.com/. Under ‘Service Category’ select General Fees and then choose Graduation (Walking) or Graduation (Not Walking
In person cash payments can be made at the Grand Cayman One-Stop Centre or the Cayman Brac Campus. Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm and Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.
Payment by debit or credit card can be made over the phone by calling 1-345-623-8224.
Students can make payments directly at a CNB or RBC bank branch or through on-line bill payments. Please ensure that your full name, Graduation 2021 and student ID are included in the payment reference for UCCI to properly apply against your account.
Please submit completed forms, along with supporting documentation, in person, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by Friday, 12 March 2021. If paying online/over the phone, please do so before submitting the documentation. If paying in person, it can be done at the same time.
Important: Submission and payment of a graduation application does not equate to approval. Students will receive approval via email from the registrar’s office.
Office of the Registrar
Updated January 28, 2021