As you reach the end of your academic career, you realize how much you have achieved and how much you have grown. SIU will always be a part of you - be proud of your Saluki heritage!
Commencement is your final step. Here's what we require:
APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION. A student must make formal application for graduation even though the student is not planning to attend the ceremony. Students must apply online through SalukiNet. The deadline to apply is the end of the fourth week for Fall / Spring semesters and second week for the Summer term. If you do not have access to SalukiNet, you may use this graduation application.
GRADUATION FEE. There is a non-refundable $50.00 graduation fee for all students.
ATTENDANCE AT COMMENCEMENT. Attendance at commencement is not compulsory. Please notify the Graduate School if you wish to graduate in absentia and provide a mailing address for your diploma. Diplomas are mailed within a six-to-eight week period following the graduation date. Visit https://commencement.siu.edu/ for more information about commencement.
ORDERING GRADUATION REGALIA. Please contact the Student Center Bookstore for deadlines for ordering caps, gowns, hoods, and commencement invitations.
LETTERS OF COMPLETION. If requested, a letter will be prepared for students who have been cleared for graduation by the Graduate School and the department. The letter states that all requirements have been met and that the diploma will be awarded. Therefore, letters of completion can be issued only after completion of the clearance process. Letters of Completion may be requested at the Graduate School, Student Services Building, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR GRADUATION INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE GRADUATE SCHOOL GRADUATION OFFICE AT 618-453-4550.
FOR MORE INFORMATION - PLEASE SEE SIU COMMENCEMENT.