Graduation Requirements 2020

Note: The information on this page pertains to all MA, CGS, and CAGS Students. The requirements for each degree are clearly marked so please make sure to read the entire page and complete every requirement that applies to you.

General information about University commencement can be found
on the Salve website pages for Commencement.

Fall Semester: Preparing

(For students completing an M.A. in HLC or HLL)
In October, the registrar’s office emails graduation information to students eligible to graduate, which must be completed in the by the date indicated. If you do not receive this graduation email please contact our office.

M.A. Students Graduating in 2020:
M.A. Students please plan to attend the Graduate Commencement ceremony to receive

(CGS and CAGS Students will receive their Certificates at our Holistic Programs Graduation, see below)

Spring Semester: All four of these requirements must be completed in order to complete your degree with the Holistic Graduate Programs

1. All Graduating HLC / HLL / ECA Students:
RSVP for Holistic Graduate Programs Graduation Brunch and Ceremony

Saturday May 9th, 2020 ~ 10:00am – 1:00pm ~ Young Building (Pell Center) 

Delicious buffet brunch at 10:00 am, with Graduation Ceremony beginning at 11:00 am.
If you cannot make the brunch,
please plan to arrive at the ceremony no later than 10:45 am.

We have created this event to also be an official awarding of CGS and CAGS certificates. MA recipients are also honored at this event.  Graduating students are welcome to bring two guests to the event and please indicate their names on the RSVP. (RSVP by 12 p.m on April 27th)
RSVP here


2. Exit Interview Sign-Up 

Exit interviews are an informal group experience that is designed to give masters and CAGS candidates a chance to review their experiences with faculty and say their goodbyes before the whirlwind of graduation of Commencement activities. You may sign up for interview times using the link posted below. The interview take anywhere from 30-45 minutes, and are scheduled on the hour to allow any extra time if needed. All exit interviews will be taking place at 162 Webster. The process offers an opportunity for closure on your time of study in the Holistic Graduate Programs. In addition, your feedback is helpful as we strive to create and maintain programming that supports our students. Please sign up by May 10th
All:  Please download these guiding questions, to reflect upon before your visit.
Exit Interviews- Guiding Questions – Holistic Graduate Programs

  • M.A. / CAGS in Holistic Counseling / Leadership Students:
    Exit Interview Appointment Dates and Times:
    Sign Up Here

  • CGS/CAGS Expressive & Creative Arts Students:
    Schedule with Christopher Carbone
    via either phone appointment or in-person
    Individual Phone Appointment: here
  • CGS/CAGS Expressive & Creative Arts:
    Upload any DIGITAL Portfolio items, including your Mission Statement
    (Please upload at link below or otherwise communicate by the date of your Exit Conversation)

3. All Graduating HLC / HLL / ECA Students: Create a Bio and Upload
We would like to include a brief biography of your accomplishments in our next newsletter. Please upload by May 15th.
The Graduation Bio is attached here: Graduation-Bio-Sheet

Upload your Bio either as text or as a document here:

4. All Graduating HLC / HLL / ECA Students:
Reminders for University-Wide Events:

Graduate Studies Reception

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
5 to 7 p.m.
Ochre Court
100 Ochre Point Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island  02840

You and your guest are invited to attend the Graduate Studies Annual Reception.  Mingle and network with fellow students, faculty and staff.  Enjoy the beautiful Oceanside setting.  Additionally, it would be appreciated if you could extend this invitation to a friend, family member or colleague who may have interest in pursuing one of Salve’s graduate programs.  We welcome prospective students to connect with the University community.

RSVP for May 12th reception her

And as mentioned above,
M.A. Students Graduating in 2020:
M.A. Students please plan to attend the Graduate Commencement ceremony to receive your M.A. Diploma
Date: Thursday May 14, 2020 at 3 pm on the McAuley Lawn
(CGS and CAGS Students will be honored for their Certificates at our Holistic Programs Graduation, May 16th)


For future years, dates for all of these and any other events
will be communicated with the graduates approximately a month prior.

For Full Info on the University website: