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Graduation


COMMENCEMENT
Commencement exercises are held in May of each academic year. Conferral of a student’s degree is contingent upon the successful completion of all graduation requirements as noted in the catalog. Students completing requirements for a degree in any calendar year will be permitted to participate in the commencement ceremony held in May of that calendar year.

Only students completing a degree program are eligible to participate in the ceremony.

CANDIDACY FOR GRADUATION
A graduation application must be completed on the student portal. If a student is receiving two degrees, two separate graduation applications must be completed. The deadline is two terms before degree completion.

The student has 30 days after the end of the term to complete the requirements. If requirements are not met (i.e. Incomplete grades, waiting on transcripts) the graduation application will be moved to the next term.

Once a degree has been posted to a student's record, it cannot be altered in any way.

GRADUATION FEE
The graduation fee is a one-time, non-refundable, administrative fee that supports expenses associated with graduation. This fee supports fixed costs that require planning for the entire student body. These costs include the conferral of the degree, determination that all requirements have been met, the printing and issuing of diplomas, and myriad other costs associated with outside vendors.

DIPLOMA AVAILABILITY
Diplomas will be mailed after grades have been entered and the degree is conferred.

DIPLOMA FORMAT
A diploma specifies the degree. It also carries signatures of the Chaminade University president; Board of Regents chair; and the official University seal.

Majors will be listed on the official transcript.

Students will receive two diplomas when they complete two or more majors in different degrees (i.e. Master of Science and Master of Arts). If both majors are in the same degree, one diploma will be issued.

DUPLICATE DIPLOMA
Graduates can order a duplicate diploma through the Chaminade website. Fees apply.