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Who must apply to graduate?

All students MUST apply for graduation. Applying to graduate alerts the University that you will be completing your requirements and wish to have your degree conferred (whether you attend the commencement ceremony or not). No student will graduate/receive a degree without applying to do so. How to Apply for Graduation on our website.

I earned my degree during the summer term (or fall term). When do I receive my diploma?

Students who complete their degree requirements in the summer will have their degree conferred on August 31. The degree is posted to the student's academic transcript. Diplomas are ordered on August 31, and will arrive in the University Registrar's Office approximately 6 weeks after this date. Graduates will receive a letter, via mail, announcing the arrival of their diploma and how it may be obtained.

Students who complete their degree requirements in the fall will have their degree conferred on January 15. The degree is posted to the student's academic transcript. Diplomas are ordered on January 15, and will arrive in the University Registrar's Office approximately 6 weeks after this date. Graduates will receive a letter, via mail, announcing the arrival of their diploma and how it may be obtained.

August and January graduates are invited to attend the Commencement ceremony in May. These graduates will receive commencement information early spring.

Please note: All outstanding obligations, to the University, must be cleared before a graduate may receive his or her diploma.

Why is my diploma in another language?

For over 140 years La Salle University has had the prestigious tradition of printing their diplomas in Latin. The students name and degree are printed in English. The translation of the diploma may be found on the protective envelope in which the diploma is distributed.

How do I obtain my diploma?

The Office of the University Registrar houses all diplomas after each graduation. If you would like to come in person to obtain your diploma, you may do so Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Anyone wishing to come in person must have picture ID.

If you would like your diploma mailed, please forward your current mailing address via your La Salle email account to landis@lasalle.edu or fax your request, 215-951-1785. Your fax must include your address, signature and a copy of your driverís license.

If you would like to permit someone else to pick up your diploma for you, you must give them a note, with your signature, and a copy of your driverís license, allowing them to do so. This designated person must have picture ID.