Commencement Participation and Degree Conferral

Undergraduate candidates who are eligible for graduation receive a notice from the Office of Student Data and Registrar beginning in February. This notice includes instructions as to how students register online to participate in commencement.

General Information

  • Students who participate in commencement will hear their name announced and receive their diploma cover when they walk across the stage.  

  • Any questions about degree eligibility or participation in commencement should be directed to the Office of Student Data and Registrar, 651-962-6700. 
  • During the ceremony, Lifetouch will take photos of students as they receive their diploma and as they exit the stage. Students will receive an email from Lifetouch after commencement with a link to view and purchase photos.
  • Beginning approximately six weeks after commencement, diplomas will be mailed to candidates whose degree requirements are complete and student account is paid in full.  

  • Announcements, diploma frames and other commencement related merchandise are available through the St. Thomas Campus Stores.