Attendance of all faculty members during commencement exercises is required. They must wear the appropriate academic gown. During baccalaureate mass or services, which are usually conducted separately according to the religious beliefs of graduating students, faculty attendance is voluntary.
Attendance of graduating students in the general commencement exercises shall be optional. Graduating students who choose not to participate in the general commencement exercises must so inform their respective Deans or their duly designated representatives at least ten (10) days before the commencement exercise.
Graduating student who absent themselves from the general commencement exercises shall obtain their diplomas, or certificates and transcripts or records from the Office of the Registrar provided that they comply with all other requirements and upon presentation of the receipt of payment of the graduation fees and student’s clearance.
Attendance at the commencement exercises shall not be compulsory for the award of corresponding undergraduate certificate or diploma.