Commencement Policy

Participation in Saint Xavier University's commencement ceremony held in spring is limited to the following groups of students:

Students finishing degree requirements in December 2016, May 2017 and August 2017 are invited to participate in the May 2017 ceremony. Diplomas will continue to be issued three times a year for those completing degree requirements in August, December and May. Students are encouraged to view their program evaluation through Self-Service on a regular basis and address deficiencies with their academic advisor.  It is the responsibility of each student, along with guidance from his or her advisor, to complete all general education, major, minor (when applicable) and institutional requirements prescribed for each degree. 

Students must petition for graduation for the term in which they are completing their degree requirements. Potential graduates must complete a Petition to Graduate online through Self-Service by the appropriate posted deadlines: August 1 through October 15 for May graduates and January 1 through March 15 for August and December graduates. Students who petition after the deadline will be charged and additional $100 late fine and must fill out a paper petition in the Office of Records and Advising (A-203/x3501).

All students are charged a $150 Graduation fee (Undergraduate students at 90 hours; Graduate students at 24 hours).  Students will received a diploma after all financial obligation to the University have been met and the Office of Records and Advising has fully verified the student's eligibility to academically graduate. Diplomas will be available approximately 6 weeks after the degree date.  


Application Deadline Awarding of Degrees
March 15, 2016 Fall 2016
October 15, 2016 Spring 2017
March 15, 2017 Summer 2017, Fall 2017