for Fall 2023 Graduates
1:00 PM – Friday, December 8, 2023,
at the UNO Lakefront Arena.
This is a unified commencement for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Students who wish to graduate for Fall 2023 must apply for the appropriate term. You will find information at: Application For Degree
Applying for graduation means that you are finishing your degree requirements for that term.
Diploma/Graduation fees are not refundable after the deadlines for the respective term.
Announcements & Formal Graduation Photos
You may order personalized announcements online through http://www.balfour.com/uno or you may call toll free to place your order at 1-877-225-3687. Blank announcements will also be available in the Bookstore.
You may also order your official UNO class ring by visiting http://www.balfour.com/
The Degree conferral date for Fall graduates is Friday, December 15. Students will receive a digital copy of their diploma soon after the degree conferral date. The diploma will be mailed to their mailing address that is in WebSTAR. (In your WebSTAR Student Center, you may edit your Mailing Address which shows in the Personal Information area.)
In order to graduate, students must be active in their program. For Undergraduate students, this means that if you have completed all of your coursework prior to the semester in which you plan to graduate, notify your college or firstname.lastname@example.org so that they can enroll you in a "degree only" course in order to maintain your active status. For Graduate students, please contact the Graduate School for more details.
This is concerning graduation, not commencement. Summer graduates are automatically included in the December commencement.
All fees and other financial obligations to the University must be paid 48 hours prior to degree conferral in order to receive your diploma on time. If you think you are delinquent in any manner, contact the Bursar for fees and traffic fines (504-280-5500 or 504-280-6504), and/or the Library for library fines (504-280-6355).
UNO now has customized UNO Blue regalia for the commencement ceremony. Regalia becomes available for summer and fall graduates after the Grad Fair, which is generally held in the second week of October.
Doctoral students only - While Doctoral students must purchase their own tam, the charge of renting the doctoral robe will be covered by the University for doctoral candidates, and their doctoral hood will be given to the candidates by the University during the commencement ceremony. Please contact the UNO Bookstore to order your robe and tam.
Undergraduate and Master’s students - The graduation regalia for Undergraduate and Master’s students on the graduation list is free of charge, and will be available at the UNO Bookstore. Graduation regalia will be available in the Bookstore after the Grad Fair.
Bookstore personnel will need to know your height and weight along with the type of degree you are receiving such as a bachelor or master, and your major. Graduation regalia will NOT be available at the commencement ceremony!
You may contact the UNO Bookstore by emailing email@example.com or phone at 504-280-6373.
Candidates may wear honor cords from authorized academic honor societies. Candidates will not be able to participate in the commencement ceremony if academic apparel is deemed inappropriate by graduation staff.
Academic apparel should be worn to the commencement site. Military dress uniform may be worn in lieu of academic regalia.
Please do not bring cell phones, umbrellas, purses or other items of extra apparel with you to the UNO Lakefront Arena as you are not permitted to carry or wear these in the Procession. Academic apparel should be worn to the commencement site. There will be no place to secure items you bring with you.
1. Guests with mobility issues can ask attendants inside the Arena to direct them to the accessible seating. Due to limited space, a guest needing the seating may have only one additional person accompanying them in the accessible seating.
2. The doors will be open to the public approximately an hour before the exercises are scheduled to begin.
3. To request other accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Flower Ordering for Graduation
Present your honored graduate with beautiful flowers!
If you would like to commemorate this special occasion with a special floral gift, please take a moment to shop our selection online at the website listed below. All online orders will be available for pickup on site the day of the graduation. Your order will be ready at the floral booth located conveniently at the entrance on the Lakefront Arena concourse before the ceremony begins. You will have an opportunity to present the gift yourself immediately following the ceremony. All of the same products available on the website will also be available on site at the same prices. Ordering ahead of time guarantees your selection of color/size.
Student Loan Exit Interview
If at any time 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 your Exit Counseling for Federal Direct Stafford loans, please visit: www.studentloans.gov . In order to access your account, you must use your FAFSA PIN number. Federal Perkins Loan exit interviews must be completed online at www.uasexit.com . Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid (504-280-3270) if you have any questions about this requirement for Stafford loan recipients. Students with a Federal Perkins loans question should call the Perkins Loan Coordinator at 504-280-6506 or e-mail email@example.com. You can also contact UNO's Federal Perkins Loan administrator University Accounting Services at (800) 999-6227 for questions.
Transcripts with degrees posted will be available once all work has been evaluated. Transcript requests should be made through Transcripts on Demand at link. Indicate in the comment column "to hold for degree." Transcript requests with degrees posted for fall graduates will be available after Friday, December 15. PLEASE NOTE that walk-up transcript requests and same-day transcript request not available. See the above site for details.