Hunter crossing the finish line

Ready… Set… Go!

Students, be sure that you are ready to graduate!

You must complete all requirements for your degree.

Master’s degree = 36 credit hours
Bachelor’s degree = 120 credit hours
Associate degree  = 60 credit hours

Students must earn a combined retention/graduation GPA of at least 2.0 in all undergraduate coursework. No grade lower than “C” will be accepted for major or minor or in courses transferred from an out-of-state institution. For graduate degree programs, no more than one “C” will be accepted.

2020 Graduation Checklist


  Red Checkmark Submit Application for Graduation
 Spring graduates submit by November 1  Summer graduates by March 1  Fall graduates by June 1
  Red Checkmark Degree Completion Plan Worksheet
Must be completed with your Advisor. Pay fee in the Bursar’s office.
    Financial Aid Exit Counseling
If you received any loans you must complete exit counseling.
    Confirm Graduation and Financial Status with the Registrar
Confirm with the Registrar’s Office that you are certified to graduate and there are no holds on your account. Bring Student ID.


    Purchase Commencement Regalia
You may purchase graduation regalia for your Virtual Commencement photograph, but it is not required. A Snapchat lens with cap and gown can be used.  You will, however, need authentic regalia for the in-person Commencement, and more details will be forthcoming once a date can be determined. You may visit the RSU Bookstore for details about purchasing regalia.
    Submitting Photos
Watch for the detailed email instructions you will receive from Stage Clip in order to submit your photograph and information in time for Virtual Commencement. 


    Attend the Virtual Commencement on May 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm.
    Respond to RSU Graduate Survey
RSU graduates are encouraged to provide feedback to the university through its annual graduate survey, which helps the university evaluate the effectiveness of its programs and services.
  Bachelor’s and Associate Survey   Master’s Survey
    Resume References 
Obtain permission to use professors and employers as references on your resume.
    Prepare Your Resume
Visit Career Services to polish your resume and hone your interview skills.
    Apply for Jobs Online
    RSU Alumni Association
Sign up to remain in touch with your Alumni Association.