Graduation Checklist

Candidates for graduation must complete an application for graduation and a degree audit. Students must complete all degree requirements prior to participating in the December, May, or August commencement ceremonies. Students completing all degree requirements in the fall semester will participate in the December commencement ceremony; spring semester will participate in the May commencement ceremony; and summer terms will participate in the August commencement ceremony. Students will not participate in the commencement ceremony if all degree requirements are not completed prior to the ceremony.

Students not completing all requirements may request to participate in the next scheduled commencement ceremony providing all degree requirements are met. Students who file an application for graduation, but fail to complete all graduation requirements as planned, may be required to submit a new degree audit and new application for graduation.

Check List

  1. Complete the Graduation Application and return it to the Registrar's Office.

  2. Make an appointment with your faculty advisor and complete your degree audit.

  3. Check your OneTech email account regularly; this is the method in which the Registrar's Office will contact you if there are any complications concerning your graduation.

  4. Purchase your regalia from the Bookstore during the Graduation Fair (October for fall graduates and March for spring and summer graduates).

  5. Pick up your Name Announcement Card in Doc Bryan Student Services Building during the advertised times.

  6. University Honors students will receive their medallions with their Name Announcement Card.

  7. Academic Honors cordswill be distributed along with Name Announcement Card.

  8. Contact Career Services for help writing and posting your resume, as well as for career fair schedules.

  9. Update your mailing address on the OneTech portal. Your diploma will be mailed to the mailing address on record approximately 6-8 weeks after graduation.

  10. Check the OneTech portal for any holds that may be on your account.

  11. Check with the Financial Aid Office, and any lending institutions you may have used, concerning any outstanding educational loans and when payments begin. Certain educational loans will require you to complete an exit interview.

  12. Join the Alumni Association.