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Graduation

Duquesne University Commencement

Commencement and Diploma Information

Graduation Policies

All candidates are required to file the Application for Degree with the Office of the University Registrar on or before the latest date to apply for graduation as published in the Academic Calendar. Students can apply online by logging on to DORI > Self-Service Banner > Student Information > Student Records > Apply to Graduate.  Here is a tutorial to assist you through the degree application process.

All coursework must be complete and all graduation requirements met by the date as published in the Academic Calendar. Failure to meet these requirements will result in disapproval of the student's application. Candidates who are not cleared for graduation must reapply for graduation at the beginning of the semester when completion is anticipated and by the published deadline. Students are cleared for their degrees after all grades for their final semester have been submitted and reviewed. Given this delay, diplomas are released several weeks later, and the diploma release dates are published on the Diplomas web page. A final transcript will be included with the diploma.

Diplomas are not automatically mailed to graduates. You must visit the Commencement page and the diploma distribution form to provide a mailing address or to indicate that your preference is to pick your diploma up in the Office of the University Registrar.

Only the degree name prints on the diploma. Majors, minors, and concentrations print only on the official transcript.

For additional details regarding graduation policies, please visit the Undergraduate and Graduate catalogs.