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Preparing for Graduation

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Undergraduates, have you earned at least 85 credits? You should be thinking about graduation!


Please click here for the undergraduate graduation application. Late submission of your graduation application may delay the graduation clearance process and subsequently your degree conferral. We cannot guarantee that your name will appear in the commencement program although every effort will be made to do so.

Your "Intent to Graduate" application initiates your graduation clearance process. The Graduation Services Team begins working with your department and college to review and finalize your degree requirements.

Students earning dual degree must submit two applications, one to each department.

If you have questions about your double major/dual degree eligibility, contact your advisor or department chairperson as soon as possible.

Department approval is necessary in order to be eligible to participate in commencement, have your name printed in the program, and for the degree to be granted.

Federal Stafford Loan recipients must complete Financial Aid Exit Counseling prior to graduation.

Priority Deadlines to declare your Intent to Graduate for:

  • Fall 2015 Graduation August 31st
  • Winter 2016 Graduation is August 31st
  • Spring 2016 Graduation is January 29th
  • Summer 2016 Graduation May 30th

Commencement Checklist

  • Settle all holds and financial obligations with ESU’s Student Enrollment Center.
  • Pick up graduation announcements and academic attire from the University Store during scheduled hours of operation. The University Store will be open on Friday, May 8, from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Saturday, May 9, from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM for any last minute items that graduates and their guests need to purchase.
  • Pick up graduation tickets, name card and honor cord from ESU’s Student Enrollment Center during scheduled hours of operation. (Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM)
  • Attend Commencement rehearsal.

College of Business & Management and College of Health Sciences:

    • Friday, May 8, 2015 in the Koehler Fieldhouse
    • Time: 1:00 PM, 2nd floor of the Koehler Fieldhouse

College of Arts & Sciences, College of Education and University College:

    • Friday, May 8, 2015 in the Koehler Fieldhouse
      Time: 2:30 PM, 2nd floor of the Koehler Fieldhouse

Checking Your Degree Progress

The degree audit outlines all of the program and university requirements for graduation. You can access your degree audit through the myESU portal. Please review your degree audit periodically to ensure that you are on track to meet all degree requirements by your intent to graduate date.

Diploma Mailing

Please make sure your mailing address is correct before the end of final exams. Addresses can be updated on the myESU portal. Delivery of your diploma or any other important information is dependent upon correct mailing information. Your diploma must be mailed to an appropriate “street” address. Mailing is done through US postal mail. If diploma is being delivered to a PO Box address, please check with your postal service for delivery procedures.

  • You have the option of using eShipGlobal Company at if you need to have your diploma mailed outside of the continental United States.
  • If you must or prefer to pick up your diploma due to any mailing problems, you must present photo identification to have your diploma released. Please let us know prior to May 1, 2015.
  • If you have any holds on your account, your transcript and diploma will NOT be released. Holds are posted to the myESU portal.
  • Please notify the Graduation Services Team at (570) 422-2815 or when this hold has been cleared.