Undergraduate Guide to Graduation

Follow these steps and you will be on your way to graduation. Detailed steps for fall (PDF), spring (PDF), summer attending fall (PDF), and summer attending spring (PDF) commencement are available for your convenience.

Meet Your Degree Requirements

Your DARS is used to determine graduation eligibility. It should read: “All requirements are completed - in progress courses used."

Submit a Graduation Application

Submit, make changes, and check your the status of your graduation application online. The deadline to submit is Midterm! You will be emailed after it is reviewed at the beginning of your graduating term.

Have Your Finances in Order

Satisfy any financial obligations, including your Federal Exit Counseling for student loans.

Prepare to Leave Campus

Make sure your affairs are in order, you may want to check with:

  • IT – laptop return or purchase
  • Career Services
  • Alumni Relations
  • Bookstore

Attend Grad Finale

Pick up your cap, gown, honor cords, and verify graduation information at the Grad Finale Event. Don’t miss the Alumni Relations table and bookstore discounts!

Verify Your Application

Make sure your diploma name and address are accurate! Verify your information online.

Attend Commencement

....and rehearsal! Information for graduates and guests can be found online.

Degree Conferral

Check your DARS one last time. It should read: “ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE COMPLETE.”

Degrees are posted after final grades are submitted. You will be emailed when your transcript is updated with your degree.

Receive Your Diploma

Diplomas will be mailed to your diploma address. Please allow 10-12 weeks for your diploma to arrive.