Midyear Completion Celebration

Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 4 p.m. 

The Midyear Completion Ceremony is held annually in honor of students completing degree requirements in the summer and fall semester (affectionally called ".5ers"). Hosted by Dean of the College Rashid Zia, the event allows students, family, and friends to celebrate seniors' achievements in an intimate, relaxed setting. 

Below are a few questions frequently asked by .5ers:

What should students and faculty wear? 
Academic regalia is not worn for this event.  There is no particular dress code, but because this is a festive and celebratory event, students often wear dresses, skirts, slacks, tie, etc.

When will I receive my diploma?
.5ers receive their diplomas in May of the following calendar year. Students who do not pick up their diplomas at the departmental degree ceremony will receive their diplomas in the mail to the address listed in Banner Self Service.

Can I walk in Commencement with my class?
Guidance for Commencement 2022 is available on the Brown Commencement website.

What happened in previous years? Can I see past speeches?
Video from the 2020 ceremony, featuring  Josie Benson '20.5 and Charles Isgar '20.5 as the student orators, is posted here. 

Where can I find information about deadlines for honors and other academic matters?
See additional information about Honors deadlines.

Where should I direct additional questions?
Questions may be directed to [email protected]