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Commencement 2023

The 2023 Commencement Ceremony will be held May 6, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. in the Mabee Center. Stay tuned for more details about commencement

Graduation Steps

To ensure that you are eligible to attend commencement and receive your diploma at the appropriate time, please complete these steps prior to the deadline specified in the sections below:

Fall Graduates
(Conferral dates of October 15, and December 10, 2022)

Students completing their degree during the Fall A term will need to apply to graduate by October 15, 2022 and upon successful completion will have the conferral date of October 15, 2022.

Students completing their degree in Fall B or the main Fall semester will need to apply to graduate by December 1, 2022 and upon successful completion will have the degree conferral date of December 10, 2022.

Spring Graduates
(Conferral dates of March 11, 2023 and May 6, 2023)

Students completing their degree during the Spring A term will need to apply to graduate by March 1, 2023 and upon successful completion will have the conferral date of March 11, 2023.

Students completing their degree in Spring B or the main Spring semester will need to apply to graduate by March 1, 2023 and upon successful completion will have the degree conferral date of May 6, 2023.

Summer Graduates
(Conferral dates of July 1, and August 31, 2023)

Students completing their degree during Summer session ending prior to July 1, 2023 will need to apply to graduate by March 1, 2023 and upon successful completion will have the conferral date of July 1, 2023.

Students completing their degree in any Summer session ending after July 1, 2023 will need to apply to graduate by March 1, 2023 and upon successful completion will have the degree conferral date of August 31, 2023.

Commencement Participation for Summer Graduates:

If you will have 6 hours or less of courses remaining to take in Summer 2023 and wish to participate in Commencement, you MUST petition to Participate in Commencement no later than April 1st, 2023. The petition will be available on the petitions.oru.edu website at the start of the spring 2023 semester. Your petition should clearly state which courses you will be completing after commencement and show proof of enrollment in these courses.  In order to participate in commencement with outstanding requirements, approval is needed by your major department, college, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, and the Registrar’s Office.  All courses must be completed by August 31st, 2023 in order for a student to earn a degree as part of the Class of 2023.  

Prior-Term Graduates

If you have completed all degree requirements in a previous term but do not have an active application to graduate on file, please contact registrar@oru.edu to complete an application manually.

Graduation Application Processing Fees

A $50 fee is charged to all students graduating with a bachelor’s degree and $63 for a master’s degree and Ed.S. The fee for doctoral students is $75.

The graduation application processing fee is non-refundable unless withdrawal of candidacy is made in writing no more than 30 days prior to the anticipated conferral date of the degree. If, for any reason, a candidate does not complete a degree program by the anticipated graduation date, the student must complete any deficiencies by August 31 of that academic year or they will be required to submit a new application.

2023 Graduation Fair

Stay tuned for more information about Grad Fair 2023 to be held during the Spring semester.

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