The moment is here! When you first embarked on your journey to earn a degree through Lourdes University, Commencement Day seemed so far away. Now, you are entering your final semester of study and it is time to apply for graduation.

You may be wondering, “Why do I have to apply to graduate? Shouldn’t the University ‘just know’?” While we have a good idea when students are close to completing their academic requirements, only the student knows the exact semester that they intend to finish. When students apply to graduate, it starts the process of auditing students’ degree requirements and it allows us to communicate information about the commencement ceremony.

Here are your quick steps to graduate:

  • Complete a graduation application with an academic advisor.
  • Pay the graduation fee of $100.
  • Submit your application.
  • Order your cap and gown (if participating in commencement) – once notified of ordering instructions by email.
  • Continue to check your email, mail, and this webpage for updates regarding graduation.
  • Graduate!

*Per COVID-19, Commencement events are currently to be determined. Updates will be provided to degree candidates who have submitted a graduation application.


Please follow the links below to apply for graduation and gain more details:

Apply for Graduation

Commencement Ceremonies

Duplicate Diplomas

If you have any questions about the graduation application process, please contact us in the Registrar’s Office.