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Timeline for Spring Graduation



Deadline to file Application for Graduation with your academic department.

Early March

Deadline for your college dean to approve your Application for Graduation and to notify the Registrar's Office.  (Approval by your college dean is necessary in order to be eligible to participate in Commencement, have your name printed in the program, and receive reserved tickets for your guests.)  

Early April

Letter with information regarding graduation sent to your campus/local address. Information is also available at the Registrar's Office.

April 21

Ticket distribution begins in the Registrar's Office, 122 Carrier.  Tickets may be picked up between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you are unable to obtain your tickets in person, please contact Jen Eisenman in the Registrar's Office (814-393-2232 or no later than May 2. Your tickets will be mailed to you or held for pick-up at rehearsal.

End of April

President's invitation to your family to attend Commencement.

May 8

Commencement rehearsal at 4:00 p.m. in Waldo S. Tippin Gymnasium.  Attendance at rehearsal is strongly encouraged.

May 10

Commencement ceremony.

Early June

Unofficial transcripts with degree posted will be available via the MyClarion Student Center. Requests for official transcripts must include name, Clarion ID, signature, and address for forwarding transcript.

Late July

Expect receipt of diploma in the mail. 


Please note:  All holds must be cleared from your record before your diploma and final transcripts can be released.  Holds include any financial obligations to the university, including fees, parking tickets, Hreachmack loans, and completion of the Perkins Exit Interview.

All graduation requirements must be completed before your diploma will be mailed.  Any course with a grade of Incomplete or In-Progress must be changed to a letter grade before your degree can be granted.  All transfer credits must be received and recorded.