May 2020 Graduation
After years of hard work, now is the time to celebrate! On May 22, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. AST the university will host a virtual graduation event. Graduates, family, friends and Saint Mary's University community members are invited to watch this event.
Details and instructions will be sent to graduating students by email over the coming weeks.
INFORMATION FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS
Plan to graduate in May
You should plan to graduate in May. The university does not recommend students delay graduation to participate in an in-person ceremony.
You will be provided with an opportunity for an in-person celebration experience in the future. Details about in-person graduation opportunities will be shared by August 2020.
LIST OF GRADUATES
Please email us with any direct questions regarding the graduation list.
Graduation Status Email
Once all your final grades are submitted, a final review will be completed to ensure you meet all academic requirements to graduate. Once this review is complete, you will receive an email regarding your graduation status.
Potential Graduation Letter
After receiving your graduation status email, you have the option to request a Potential Graduate Letter online through Self-Service Banner.
This letter is only required for graduates who need to provide proof of an upcoming graduation or international students requiring documentation for post-study work permits.
Note: Requests for Potential Graduate Letters can only be submitted after you receive an email confirming your graduation status.
The university will send each graduate a graduation package by mail. This package will include your parchment (degree/diploma/certificate) and your official Alumni Welcome letter.
Package mailouts will take place after the list of potential graduates is approved by the University Senate on May 15, 2020.
Please ensure you have an up-to-date mailing address, email address and phone number(s) on Self-Service Banner.
After May 15, you can order an official transcript through Self-Service Banner which will indicate your graduation date and that your degree/diploma/certificate has been awarded.
PARCHMENT FRAMES, CLASS RINGS AND MEMORABILIA
The university bookstore is unable to offer online or in-person orders that this time. Graduates will be notified once parchment frames, graduation rings and other items are available for purchase.
Graduation photos may be taken at any time, even after graduation. When physical distancing requirements are discontinued, students may book photo sessions with our preferred company (Calnen Photography) or they may borrow academic regalia from the university and have photos taken with a photographer of their choice.