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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 March 11th, 2022:

  1. Schedule a Senior Audit (Undergraduate Student) or Graduate Audit (Graduate Student) with the Registrar’s Office
    1. Schedule an audit on Zoom or in person using these instructions.
    2. If you have previously completed your audit but misplaced your notes, please email registrar@oru.edu.
  2. Attend Group Advisement for your Major Department (October 18th)
  3. Connect with your Faculty Advisor
  4. Submit ALL Petitions Related to your Program (if needed)
    1. Use petitions.oru.edu for change of major/concentration, minor, graduate program, or catalog year
    2. Check the status of petitions as needed by logging in and clicking the “In Progress” tab
  5. Apply to Graduate (before December 1st)
    1. Instructions
    2. Contact registrar@oru.edu if changes are needed after submission

(Conferral date of December 11, 2021)

If you are planning to finish all degree requirements during the fall 2020 semester, you should submit your application to graduate by December 1st, 2021.

You will be kept up-to-date on Commencement and Rehearsal as well as additional pertinent information concerning graduation as it becomes available. Please be sure to update your address and phone information at the end of the fall semester. Also, be sure to continue to check your ORU email account as that is where information will be directed.

(Conferral date of August 31, 2022)

If you will have 6 hours or less of courses remaining to take in Summer 2022 and wish to participate in Commencement, you MUST petition to Participate in Commencement no later than April 1st, 2022. The petition will be available on the petitions.oru.edu website at the start of the spring 2022 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, 2022 in order for a student to earn a degree as part of the Class of 2022.   


If you have completed all degree requirements in a previous term but do not have an active application to graduate on file, please contact clambert@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 for candidates who had planned to graduate in the spring but fail to submit requests to withdraw the application in writing by April 1. Candidates who are completing their course work in the fall must withdraw their application no later
than December 1. 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 year or they will forfeit their diploma fee and be required to submit a new application.

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