Summer 2018 

The official degree conferral date for Summer 2018 is on:
Monday, August 6, 2018

There will be no individual commencement ceremony for Summer 2018. All summer graduates are automatically included in the December 2018 commencement ceremony on Friday, December 14, 2018.

Graduating students can pick up their degree at the Registrar's Office in the Privateer Enrollment Center as of August 6 or have it mailed by filing out the Diploma Mailing form at


  1. Students who wish to graduate for Summer 2018 must fill out the Application for Degree on WebSTAR by Friday, June 15, 2018. You will find information at: Diploma/Graduation fees are not refundable after the June 15 deadline.
  2. In order to graduate, students must be active in their program. This means that if you have completed all of your coursework prior to the semester in which you plan to graduate, the Office of the Registrar or your college will have to enroll you in a "degree only" course in order to maintain your active status. (Graduate students – please contact the Graduate School for more details.)

    Note that this applies to students for the term they are graduating. Students who have graduated in the summer but wish to participate in the Fall Commencement ceremony do not have to fill out special paperwork.
  3. All fees and other financial obligations to the University must be paid 48 hours prior to the conferral date in order to receive your diploma and transcript at that time. Contact the Bursar (280-5500 or 280-6504) for fees and traffic fines and the Library (280-6355) for library fines. If you have ever received any type of Stafford or Perkins student loan through the University, you must complete an exit interview prior to graduation. To Sign/Exit Counseling for Federal Direct Stafford loans, visit: To access, student must have a FAFSA pin number. Perkins Loan exit interviews must be completed online at . Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid (280-3270) if you have any questions.
  4. Transcript requests should be made through the Credential Solutions at Indicate in the comment column "to hold for degree." Transcript requests with degrees posted will be available beginning August 7, 2018, for students who do not have any pending transfer work or financial holds.

     Diplomas for Summer 2018 will be available in the Office of the Registrar beginning Monday, August 6,                     2018. If you wish to have your diploma mailed to you, fill out the Diploma Mailing Form at                                  -  include the exact physical address to which the       diploma should be mailed. Note that Summer graduates may still participate in the Fall Commencement                   ceremony even if they have already received their diploma.

5.  Information for the Fall Commencement ceremony on Friday, December 14, 2018, will be posted on the             Registrar's website in late August. There you will find instructions about the ceremony, as well as useful                   information about the Grad Fair, purchasing your cap & gown, photographs, announcements and rings.