Graduation and Commencement

 

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 and Commencement

 

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.

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 Commencement

Your academic advisor will counsel and assist you in processing your petition for graduation. A Petition to Participate in Commencement must be filed with the Registrar no later than the first week of the spring quarter. You will be notified by the Registrar’s Office when your petition for graduation has been approved.

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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.  

Pay 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. During COVID restrictions, all diplomas will be automatically mailed to students. Diplomas are not released until account balances are paid in full.

Diplomas are issued four to six weeks after the degree conferral date. A student who needs documentation of graduation/conferral of degree prior to receipt of a diploma may obtain a transcript upon request to the Registrar.

$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.

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.

Commencement Ceremony

Our 2021 commencement ceremonies will be a drive-through format which will allow each participant time to receive their diploma and take individual and family photographs by our professional photographer. Dates for the 2021 ceremonies will be:

Friday June 18, 2021
5:30 to 6:30 PM: Legal Studies
6:30 to 7:30 PM: MLS/Drivon School of Law

Saturday, June 19, 2021
9:00 to 11:00 AM: All Undergraduate Majors
11:00 to 1:00 PM: Graduate: MBA, MA