Graduation FAQs

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.

Yes. However, outstanding holds will prohibit the release of your diploma until all obligations are satisfied.

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.

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.

Diplomas will be available 6-8 weeks after degrees are conferred. They will be mailed to your home address on file.

Students must update their mailing address in Br. LUWIS. Login to myLasalle Portal, then go to Br. LUWIS and click on Personal Information > Update Mailing and Temporary/Local Address

Current or former University employees must contact payables@lasalle.edu to update their addresses.

Outstanding financial obligations to the University may prohibit the release of your diploma.

Questions? Please Contact the Registrar’s Office at 215-951-1020 or regacct@lasalle.edu.

The graduation fee is a one-time fee charged to all degree applicants and is payable prior to graduation. The fee is nonrefundable. This fee covers the cost of degree audits and evaluations, the diploma, and shipping.

Yes, this fee is required even if you choose not to attend the graduation ceremony.  All graduates are listed in the Commencement Program and all graduates must pay the fee, regardless of attendance at the ceremony. It pays for degree audits and evaluations as well as the diploma and shipping charges.

Students who participate in the commencement ceremony will still pay the costs to purchase or rent regalia. Regalia costs have been reduced from previous years.