Commencement Clearance Process

Commencement Clearance Process

The Commencement Clearance Process (CCP) has a designated portlet on the Hub that opens on Monday, May 8, 2017, at noon and closes on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 6 p.m. All students who plan on participating in Commencement 2017 must complete the requirements of the CCP, such as fulfilling financial obligations, remaining in good standing with community standards, and completing surveys.

Please note that a Community Standards hold due to sanction compliance issues may take 5-7 business days to clear. It takes time for sanctions to be reviewed and approved and therefore, holds are not always able to be lifted instantaneously. Students should contact the Community Standards Office directly to discuss their hold and their specific case as it may impact their clearance process.

Who must complete the CCP?

The following eligible graduates have access to the CCP:

  • December 2016 graduates
  • May 2017 graduates
  • August 2017 graduates
  • December 2017 graduates (Undergraduate School only)

The following eligible graduates do not have access to the CCP:

  • August 2016 graduates

August 2016 graduates are eligible to participate in Commencement 2017 but do not have access to the CCP. Any August 2016 graduate with questions about participation in Commencement 2017 should contact the Event Management Office by Friday, April 21. If you miss this deadline, please contact the Registrar’s Office.

Note: Accessing the CCP before it opens will trigger a message saying the portlet is closed. If you are ineligible to march and do not have access to the CCP (i.e., students who are not eligible graduates) and you try to access the CCP, you will get a message stating that the CCP portlet is closed. If you are an eligible student who needs to gain access, please contact ITSC.

Accessing the CCP

The CCP portal can be accessed by eligible students only, through the following:

  • Via the spotlight on the homepage
  • Via the link embedded in the email
  • Commencement website
  • Via the link and the header on the CCP page

Access issues

Common student issues:

  • The link to the CCP does not work.
  • The link to the CCP screen says the CCP is closed.
  • The CCP page comes up blank, and there are no tasks detailed.


It could be a browser issue. Please switch to Chrome if using Internet Explorer, and vice versa. If you cannot access the CCP and have been identified as one of the four eligible types of graduates, you should contact the Registrar’s Office and ITSC.

Accessing the CCP after it closes

Students will not have access to edit within the CCP after it closes on Wednesday, May 17, at 6 p.m. However, you will be able to see if you have incomplete tasks and will be able to print the screen.

The Undergraduate and Graduate Center for Career Development can email their surveys to students to complete.

In order for a student task to be completed after the CCP closes, an administrator for the task in question will have to override the task, which will mark it as completed. You must contact each department on the list below to complete your outstanding tasks.

Commencement RSVP:
*All students who plan on marching in the Commencement ceremony must RSVP via the CCP portlet. If you miss the CCP deadline, you must contact the Registrar’s Office.
Events Management Office, 781-239-5265

Bill pay, loan exit interviews, and loan counseling:
Student Financial Services, 781-239-4219

Laptop return:
ITSC, 781-239-4357

Alumni Welcome Survey:
Alumni and Friends Network, 781-239-4562

Community Standards:
Jaclyn Calovine, 781-239-6344

Glavin Office payment:
Elise Beaudin, 781-239-4482

Undergraduate ticket pickup:
Alumni and Friends Network, 781-239-4562