Graduation Information

Congratulations on your academic accomplishment!
You are close to the finish line and we applaud all the hard work, dedication, and effort you’ve invested to make this happen.

Graduation Information

The following is the latest information regarding diplomas and commencement. Participation in ceremony is contingent upon eligibility. If you have any additional questions, please call (209) 478-0800.

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Petition for Graduation

Your academic advisor will counsel and assist you in processing your petition for graduation. Please complete at the beginning of the quarter for which you anticipate completing your degree.  You will be notified by the Registrar’s Office when your petition for graduation has been approved.  Petition form is available online here.

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Mandatory Student Services Counseling

At the end of your quarter of completion, please contact Student Services to process your exit requirements and receive fiscal clearance. Call (209) 478-0800.  

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Commencement Fees

Graduation fees can be paid throughout the year. Graduation gowns are ordered prior to the annual ceremony. Deadlines do apply.  Fees are non-refundable once garments and diploma(s) are ordered. Call (209) 478-0800 to pay by phone or pay online here. Garments and diplomas can be mailed to the student or picked up at the Registrar’s Office during regular office hours.  Diplomas are not released until account balances are paid in full. Please complete a form to walk in graduation and process your diploma here.

$100 – Commencement Fee – Flat rate, all inclusive.
$25 – Non-participant, Diploma only
$20 – Replacement Diploma.

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Complete Survey

Bachelor’s Student Survey is available online here.
Master’s Student Survey is available online here.

Please process and submit once you have completed your last quarter.

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Order Personalized Items (Optional)

If you would like to order a class ring, contact your local jeweler. If you would like order personalized products, contact Jostens. Visit their website at college.jostens.com or call 1-800-854-7464.

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Commencement Ceremony

Our annual graduation ceremonies take place during the second weekend of June each year. Please refer to university calendar for dates.