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. Graduates will receive a letter, via regular mail, alerting them and offering options on obtaining their diploma:

Graduates who choose to come in person may visit the Registrar’s Office in the Lawrence Administration building Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Picture ID will be required.

Graduates who choose to have their diploma mailed, may forward their current mailing address via their La Salle email account to regacct@lasalle.edu

Graduates who choose to have a third party pick up their diploma must provide said person with a signed note, and copy of their driver’s license, allowing them to do so. This designated person must present picture ID as well.

Please note: outstanding obligations to the University may prohibit the release of your diploma.