Graduates

Graduation

Graduation Checklist-

Participation in Commencement:

Following the application for graduation, please fill out the Commencement Participation Form. It is of utmost importance that all graduates complete the online form to officially state their intention to accept or decline the commencement invitation. The deadline to submit your Commencement Participation Form is Friday, Feb. 19. Graduates who do not fill out the online form will be noted as “unable to attend.”

Early Participation in Commencement (May ceremony)

  • Undergraduate-a student who is within two units (8 credits) of completing a degree program, all Cultural Credits must be completed and no Latin Honors will be awarded at commencement.  Graduate-students must have completed or be within one course of completing the degree program and/or one degree completion requirement and must be able to complete this degree requirement by the end of the subsequent summer or fall term in order to participate in commencement.  Participation in the ceremony does not imply that the student has completed a course of study. No degree is awarded until the completion of all degree requirements. 
  • Students must be in good financial standing with the University by the first day of final exams for the spring semester.
  • Candidates must apply to graduate with the Registrar's Office for the term in which they plan to graduate - not the term in which the commencement is held. Please review the academic calendar for application deadlines.
  • Request to Walk Early in Ceremony

Deadlines and Fees

The $100.00 graduation fee is charged to your student account. Please note that the graduation fee is required regardless of whether or not you participate in the commencement ceremony. 

Diplomas

  • Diplomas will be mailed to all graduated students two to three weeks after the graduation date. Graduated students will receive an email about the diploma once it is mailed.
  • Majors and/or minors are not printed on diplomas.
  • Students receiving master's degrees do not receive academic honors and therefore no honors are printed on diplomas.
  • Only Latin Honors for undergraduate students are printed on diplomas.

Final Transcripts

  • Final official transcripts can be requested ahead of time with the notation of holding the transcript for grades and degree.
  • Effective with the graduation of December 2017, one official final transcript with degree noted will be mailed to all graduating students to their diploma mailing address - no exceptions.
  • This transcript will be mailed approximately one month after the graduation date.