Responsibility for fulfilling degree requirements rests with the student. Final verification is done by the Office of the Registrar after all grades have posted.
Each student must submit an application for graduation form online through Self-Service in order to be eligible to graduate. This should be completed no later than October 30th for students graduating in May or August of the following year. Students who expect to graduate in December should complete the graduation application by March 30th of the preceding spring semester. D'Youville holds 2 commencement ceremonies per year. One in May for students graduating in the spring semester and the following summer term and one in December for students graduating in the fall semester. Students are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony if all degree requirements will be completed in December for the fall commencement ceremony or in May or August for the spring commencement ceremony. A student may be eligible for August completion only if there are no more than nine credits to be completed during the summer session.
All financial obligations to D’Youville must be fulfilled before the diploma can be awarded or transcripts issued.
Note: For students in programs requiring licensure, registration or certification for entry into practice, please note that graduation from an academic program does not guarantee licensure, registration and/or certification. For additional information, refer to the degree program section of this catalog and/or contact the department chair of a specific program.
Notification of the completion of requirements other than coursework, as indicated on the “Certification of Approval of All Graduate Non-Course Requirements for Graduation” (green sheet) from the graduate studies office, must be received in the registrar’s office with all signatures no later than May 15, August 15, or December 15, or the student’s graduation date is moved to the next conferral period.