Preparing for Graduation

Graduation is the certified completion of degrees, certificates, or diplomas earned. To receive a degree, diploma or certificate, students must apply for graduation.

Commencement is the ceremony celebrating the completion of degrees and diplomas. To participate in the commencement ceremony, students must apply for graduation and order cap and gown by posted deadlines.

  • Students completing their program requirements in the Fall 2021 term must submit an application by Oct. 29, 2021.
  • Students completing their program requirements in the Spring 2022 term must submit an application by April 15, 2022.

Download Application for Graduation Download Application for Certificate

The May 2022 Commencement Celebration honoring students who complete their degrees or diploma requirements during Fall 2021, Spring 2022, or Summer 2022 will be held at the Greensboro Coliseum on May 12, 2022. Additional information will be available early in the Spring 2022 term.

Credential Reprint

For a reprint of your degree, diploma or certificate, please complete the entire form, save a copy for your records, and email the form to

Watch the 2020-2021 Graduation Ceremonies

Morning Ceremony

Afternoon Ceremony

View and Download the 2021 Commencement Program