Hunter the Hillcat with banner: Ready...Set...Go!Students, be sure that you are ready to graduate!

Use the checklist below for important dates.

In order to graduate, you must complete all requirements for your degree. A bachelor’s degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and an associate degree requires a minimum of 60 credit hours.

You must earn a combined retention/graduation GPA of at least 2.0 in all coursework. No grade lower than “C” will be accepted in a major or minor or in courses transferred from an out-of-state institution.


  • Submit Application for Graduation:
    • Spring 2017 graduates submit by November 1, 2016
    • Summer 2017 graduates by March 1, 2017
    • Fall 2017 graduates by June 27, 2017
  • Complete a Degree Completion Plan Worksheet with your advisor.
    Pay fee in the Bursar’s office
  • Complete the Financial Aid Exit Counseling if you received any loans.
  • Attend Commencement Countdown on Thursday, March 23, 2017.
    Ticket pick-up will begin during Commencement Countdown. Following the event, tickets will be available in person in Meyer Hall, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm.
  • Confirm Graduation and Financial Aid Status with the Registrar’s office.
    Are you certified to graduate? (Bring Student ID). Confirm there are no holds on your account.
  • Request time off work to attend Commencement events.


  • Purchase Commencement Regalia at the RSU Bookstore.
    Purchase regalia early to ensure best fit.
  • Order your Commencement announcements from Herff Jones.
    Act quickly as orders take several weeks to process.
  • Have professional photo taken for announcements during Commencement Countdown event.
    Visit Candid Color Photography for details.
  • Attend Commencement!