Academic year requirements of students at Westminster Choir College extend through the annual spring Commencement. All students enrolled in required ensembles (Chapel Choir, Schola Cantorum, Symphonic Choir) are required to participate in Commencement unless excused under extraordinary and unavoidable circumstances, such as serious illness. In particular, credit for spring semester choir participation is lost if a student does not attend and is not excused from Commencement. All other students are encouraged to participate in Commencement.
Students singing in one of the choirs for the Commencement ceremony will be provided with a red choir robe for the ceremony. Students participating in the ceremony as part of the graduating class can order academic regalia free of charge from the Rider University Bookstore.