Graduation Requirements and Deadlines
In order to graduate students must satisfy all academic requirements AND resolve all outstanding university obligations including any outstanding fees and all holds that prevent graduation by the deadlines below. Academic requirements include majors, minors, second majors, college and university requirements as well as Latin honors and certificates. In Spring and Fall CLEP exams must be taken before the last date of the semester. In Winter and Summer the CLEP exams must be taken before the subsequent term begins. All transcripts and CLEP scores must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by the graduation deadline.
Regulatory compliance requires the University report graduates no later than the following dates:
February graduation: March 15th
May graduation: June 25th
September graduation: October 15th
If your academic graduation clearance and outstanding obligations are not completed by these dates you will be graduated from the University in the following graduation period. To check to see if your graduation has been posted on your transcript you can log into SPIRE and check the unofficial transcript to see if the degree notation is there.
If you have questions or concerns, please meet with Diploma & Graduation Services staff as soon as possible.
The Registrar's Office staff have 6 weeks from the official graduation date to clear all students for graduation. After the 6 week deadline, diplomas will begin to be mailed. A general guideline for this mailing is:
If your graduation date is:
- February, your diploma will be mailed no later than April.
- May, your diploma will be mailed no later than August.
- September, your diploma will be mailed no later than November.
Name on Diploma
Diplomas are printed using the diploma name listed in SPIRE. You can view and update your diploma name in your SPIRE Student Center Graduation information. For help with updating your diploma name, visit View/Update Your Graduation Data. If you no longer have access to SPIRE, send a written letter which includes your name, student id or social security number, date of graduation, the name you want printed on your diploma,and your signature to the address listed below. We will not change the name on your diploma without written authorization from you.
Mailing Address Diploma is Sent To
Diplomas are mailed to the diploma address we have listed for you. You can view and update this address in your SPIRE Student Center Graduation information. For help with updating your diploma address, visit View/Update Your Graduation Data. If you no longer have access to SPIRE, send a written letter which includes your name, student id or social security number, date of graduation, the address where you would like your diploma mailed, and your signature to the address listed below. We will not send your diploma to an address other than your diploma address without written authorization from you.
Other Questions about Diploma
Email Diploma and Graduation Services or Call (413) 545-0555 and press option 3 for inquiries, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Or send in a letter with your full name, student id or social security number, date of birth and date of graduation to address above.