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Please note that in the case of inclement weather, graduating students will be notified at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, whether a location change for check-in and the academic procession will be required due to bad weather.

Participating in the graduation group photo? The location for the group photo has changed to Alumni Athletics & Convocation Center, Bill Greehey Arena, due to the rain forecast.

Commencement Event InformationSashes and honor cords

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 2018: Friday, Aug. 31, 2018
Spring 2019: Friday, Jan. 25, 2019

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.

Diploma Information

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.

Diploma Dimensions
Program Dimensions Orientation
Bachelor’s 11 x 14 inches Landscape
Master’s 11 x 14 inches Landscape
Ph.D 11 x 14 inches Landscape
Law 11 x 14 inches Landscape

Diploma Distribution

Students will receive their diplomas in the mail approximately two months after graduation.

Duplicate or Replacement Diploma (Bachelor, Master or Ph.D.)

If a diploma is lost or destroyed, a duplicate diploma may be ordered by submitting a request form to the Registrar’s Office. There is a $30 fee for a duplicate Bachelor or Master diploma and a $40 fee for a duplicate Ph.D. and J.D. diploma. The Registrar’s Office requires at least 30 days for delivery of a duplicate diploma. Duplicate diplomas bear the signatures of current St. Mary’s University officials. Any additional questions regarding duplicate diplomas should be directed to Office of the Registrar at 210-436-3701.

Duplicate Diploma Form (PDF)

Duplicate or Replacement Diploma (Law)

Duplicate law diplomas are $40 for the Juris Doctor and $80 for retroactive Juris Doctor (previously known as LL.B). Law students should contact Yvonne Olfers, Director of Student Records for the Law School, at 210-436-3531 for ordering information.

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