Students have to apply to graduate the semester BEFORE they expect to complete their program.
Failure to submit an application by the deadline will result in a one semester delay in your degree or certificate being awarded.

Graduation Application


Fall (December)July 15
(example, Fall 2022 graduates must petition by July 15, 2022)
Spring (May)December 15
(example, Spring 2023 graduates must petition by December 15, 2022)

Summer (July)

December 15
(example, Summer 2023 graduates walking in Commencement must petition by December 15, 2022)

March 15
(example, Summer 2023 graduates NOT attending Commencement must petition by March 15, 2023)

Graduation Date Printed on Transcript

The graduation date that is printed on transcripts and diplomas is always the last date of the semester in which the student is graduating.

Academic Year 2023-2024                                             

Fall Term - December 14, 2023
Spring Term - May 3, 2024
Summer Term - July, 19, 2024

Academic Year 2024-2025

Fall Term - December 19, 2024
Spring Term - May 9, 2025
Summer Term - July, 25, 2025


Diplomas  are available for pick up at the One Stop Center approximately two months after the traditional semester ends. Bachelor diplomas are printed on 8.5" x 11" paper, and Masters/Doctoral diplomas are printed on 11" x 14" paper. Diplomas which are not retrieved during the pick up dates will be mailed to your permanent home address as listed in BannerWebIf your address will be different after graduation, please be sure to update your information on BannerWeb before the end of your final semester.

Doctoral diplomas are printed with the assistance of an outside company, therefore delays are possible due to shipping.

Note: Diplomas will not be released if you have any past due financial obligations (housing charges, library fees, parking, tuition, etc.)

For Spring 2024 graduates, degrees will be posted to transcripts by May 23, 2024. Diplomas will be available for pick up at the One Stop Center from July 8th through July 10th, 2024. Diplomas which are not picked up will be mailed to the permanent address in Bannerweb on July 11, 2024.