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The Office of the Registrar: Graduation

Prospective graduates should read the following information carefully. Pay close attention to the dates, which are important for a smooth degree conferral process. It is the student’s responsibility to know and meet all graduation requirements and deadlines.

Students eligible for graduation must purchase the necessary packet at the Bursar's Office (HGA Room 018) or request to have the fees billed to their student accounts. All graduation applications must be filed in the Office of the Registrar, HGA Room 007. Instructions for completing the forms are detailed in each packet. Specific questions may be directed to the Registrar and or Academic Advisement.

Graduation Billing Request
The charges for graduation fees can be billed to your student account, but the charges can only be applied to the semester in which you are graduating. If these charges are not paid, the student will not be allowed clearance for graduation. The balance for these charges must be paid in full and all holds must be cleared before a degree can be conferred. Late fees of $10 per month after the application deadline will be assessed, if applicable. Graduation billing request is available in the Registrar’s Office, HGA Room 007.

“Degree Only” Candidates
Students filing for degree conferral in a semester during which they are not currently enrolled must enroll in the applicable "For Degree Only" 0499 course and pay the one credit hour in-state tuition and fees in addition to meeting the requirements listed above. Graduating students must be listed on the official University roster in the semester in which a degree is

Graduation Application Deadlines
The fee to apply for graduation is $80 on or before the deadline. Students are assessed a late fee of $10 per month after the application deadline. (See the Graduate Information in the Course Schedule). For more information visit the Office of the Registrar, HGA Room 007.


Spring Graduation Degree Conferral Date: May 16, 2015*

*This date is subject to change without prior notice.

Deadline to Apply for May Degree Conferral: October 06, 2014


Fees:                $80 apply by October 06, 2014

            $90 from October 07, 2014, through November 06, 2014

            $100 from November 07, 2014, through December 05, 2014

            $110 from December 08, 2014, through January 06, 2015

            $120 from January 07, 2015, through February 06, 2015

            $130 from February 07, 2015, through March 02, 2015**


** Graduation applications and petitions to roll over graduation applications will not be accepted after March 2, 2015!

2014-2015 Graduation Important Dates





Academic Regalia Pickup, Summer/Fall

April 9-May 8, 2015


Follett Bookstore, GRH 105

Graduate Packets, Summer/Fall

April 20-May 1, 2015


Office of the Registrar, HGA 007

Spring Candidate Final Exams

April 20-25, 2015


Clearance Forms Due (Spring Candidates)

April 27, 2015


Office of the Registrar, HGA 007

Spring Candidates Grades Due

April 27, 2015


MYHSSU, Grade Reports

Requirements Completion Deadline

April 29, 2015


Office of the Registrar, HGA 007

Graduate Packets, Spring*

April 20-May 11, 2015


Office of the Registrar, HGA 007

Commencement Program Deadline

April 30, 2015



Academic Regalia Pickup, Spring

May 4 -May 15, 2015


Follett Bookstore, GRH 105

Graduation Rehearsal

May 15, 2015


HSSU Emerson Performance Center

Graduate Robing

May 16, 2015


HGA Annex

Class Photo

May 16, 2015


HGA Front Steps

Graduate Processional

May 16, 2015


HSSU Campus

Commencement Convocation

May 16, 2015


HSSU Emerson Performance Center

Commencement Reception

May 16, 2015


HSSU Bosley Dining Hall

*Packets will be released to spring candidates with the understanding that all graduation requirements must be met by the Requirements Completion Deadline.  Please note that packets will not be released to spring candidates with outstanding requirements.  All program and other requirements must be met prior to participation in the Commencement Convocation.  Failure to adhere to all graduation requirements and meet the Requirements Completion Deadline will result in the candidate not participating in commencement and the removal as a candidate from graduation.  You may contact the Office of the Registrar if you have further questions at 314-340-3600.

**Please note the time change for the Commencement Convocation.

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