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Graduation

Congratulations Graduates!

Commencement is a special time for Argosy University students and their families as well as our faculty and staff. Our heartfelt congratulations go out to all graduates at the Argosy campuses throughout the nation and especially to our online students, who can attend graduation ceremonies at any campus location that is convenient to them.

Graduation Requirements

  • Students must complete all coursework before the ceremony date.
  • Doctoral students must successfully defend their dissertation two months prior to the ceremony.
  • Students must also submit the graduation petition and the $175 graduation fee by the deadline posted in the Campus Common.
  • To walk at one of our campuses, students must complete the registration portion of the graduation petition and notify their Academic Counselor by the specified deadline.

When and where is Graduation?

Please visit the Campus Common to see a list of our campuses along with ceremony dates and registration deadlines.

Who should I reach out to if I am interested in walking at a
graduation ceremony?

Please direct all questions to your Academic Counselor, so as to help us to avoid confusion with the campuses. Please do not reach out to the campuses individually.

How many guests can I bring?

Each campus allows a certain number of guests per student. This number varies between campuses, so please speak with your Academic Counselor about the number of tickets that will be allotted to you.

Why is the deadline several months before the ceremony?

These deadlines are set by the campuses so that they have time to prepare the venue, print the programs and ensure that graduation is a successful and positive experience for everyone involved.

What happens if I miss the deadline?

The campuses are strict with the deadlines, so we ask that you contact your Academic Counselor as soon as you decide to attend a campus graduation ceremony. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to walk at a ceremony. Students must follow the proper process listed on the Commencement Page and speak with their Academic Counselor.

Will I receive my diploma at Graduation?

No. Students will receive their diploma and transcripts via mail. Students may receive a diploma cover at the ceremony, but will not receive their actual diploma for approximately 5-6 weeks after Graduation.

How much does regalia cost?

Please wait until you have received specific instruction from the campus on how to order regalia. It can vary from campus to campus, so it’s best not to order until the campus asks you to do so. Please note that this needs to be ordered far in advance of the ceremony. Check with your Academic Counselor regarding deadlines.

When do I receive the ceremony details?

Students registered to walk at the ceremony will receive a packet of information via email. The packet will include all details about the ceremony and may be sent anywhere from a few weeks to a few months prior to the ceremony.

If you have any questions regarding the information above, please contact your Academic Counselor.

Graduation Photobooth

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View Past Commencement Ceremonies