Commencement Graduation

Each year in May, the Lourdes University community gathers to celebrate commencement. The day’s events begin with a Baccalaureate mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel located on the grounds of the Sisters of St. Francis and Lourdes University. Later that day, the commencement ceremony occurs at SeaGate Convention Center at 401 Jefferson Avenue in downtown Toledo.

2017 Commencement: May 13


Lourdes University has three graduation periods each academic year and one commencement ceremony in May. Students who graduate in the previous summer, fall, or current spring semester are invited to participate in the May commencement.

Students must apply to graduate and work with their academic advisors to complete the graduation application. Applications for graduation must be picked up from and returned to the Registrar’s Office. The application periods for graduation are as follows:

Spring 2017

Application period:  Monday, October 17, 2016 through Friday, January 27, 2017
Conferral and ceremony date:  May 13, 2017

Commencement will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the SeaGate Centre.

Duplicate Diplomas

Lourdes University awards diplomas three times a year after each graduation period (May, July, and December).  A duplicate diploma may be ordered at an additional cost.

To order, please complete the Duplicate Diploma Request Form and mail to the following address:

Office of the Registrar – Lourdes University
6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560

There is a $35 replacement fee. Checks should be made payable to Lourdes University.

Please note:

  • Both the request and payment must be received prior to processing.
  • Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.
  • The signatures of the college officials are current officers and may not be the same as those on your original diploma.