Graduation Policy

After years of hard work…you’ve made it! So what do you need to do to ensure a smooth graduation?

Applying for Graduation

Students graduating in Spring or Summer 2015 must apply to graduate. Students can apply to graduate via Banner Self-Serve. Click here for instructions.

Paper applications will still be accepted if a student encounters an error with the online application. Complete an Application For Degree, and return it to the Graduate Business Programs office (Cook Hall 132) or email to gradbiz@slu.edu.

Applications must be received by March 1, 2015 to assure your name is included in the Commencement Book 

Graduation Ceremonies

Academic attire is required at all the official Saint Louis University graduation ceremonies. Information regarding graduation activities is mailed to graduating students during their final semester.

Diplomas are not available for pickup. Diplomas are mailed to the address you specified on the graduation application.


May 16University Commencement Ceremony is held in May to honor graduates from the past year. Prospective August commencement candidates are welcome at this ceremony, and their names will appear in the commencement booklet.


The John Cook School of Business holds a Pre-Commencement ceremony to honor its graduates on the Friday preceding the University ceremony in May.May 15

Mid-Year Celebration

DECA mid-year celebration is also held in December to honor all students graduating in January.