All Undergraduate, Graduate and Ph.D. students should complete an Application for Graduation online via Gateway when registering for their final semester.
Deadlines to apply for graduation
Fall 2021: Friday, Sept. 3, 2021
|Apply for graduation||November|
|Reminder to apply for graduation||December|
|Deadline to apply for graduation||Third Friday of the semester|
|Registrar’s Office provides degree audit results|
|Deadline to order caps, gowns, announcements and international sashes||Friday, March 19 (no late fee)Friday, April 16 (with late fee)|
|Email is sent to all commencement participants to verify their name pronunciation||April|
|Deadline to submit photos for the ceremony||Monday, April 19|
|Regalia is distributed via mail||March to May|
|Commencement Ceremonies are held||Saturday, May 15|
Final Graduation Audit
The submission of the Application for Graduation will initiate a final degree audit to confirm that graduation requirements will be fulfilled based on the courses completed and to be completed. Students will be notified of any issues that may prevent graduation.
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The name on the diploma will be printed based on the name submitted on the application online, so please give careful consideration to how you wish your name to appear on your diploma when submitting the application online. Diplomas will be mailed by first-class mail, so a valid after graduation address should be indicated.
- Bachelor’s, Master’s, Ph.D., and Law diplomas are all 11″ x 14″, in landscape orientation.
Students will receive their diplomas in the mail approximately two months after graduation.
Replacement Diploma (Bachelor, Master or Ph.D.)
If a diploma is lost or destroyed, a replacement diploma may be ordered by submitting an online order form to the Registrar Office. The fee for each diploma is $30.00 and must be paid online when submitting the request.
Allow approximately 3-5 weeks for processing once the form and payment are received. Diplomas are issued in the format currently used and bear the signature of the current University officers.
Questions? Contact the Office of the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-431-6789.
Replacement Diploma (Law)
Replacement diplomas are $30 for the Juris Doctor. Law students should contact Yvonne Olfers, Director of Student Records for the Law School, at 210-436-3531 for ordering information.