Preparing for Graduation

Graduation is the certified completion of degrees, certificates, or diplomas earned. To receive a degree, diploma or certificate, students must apply for graduation.

Commencement is the ceremony celebrating the completion of degrees, diplomas, and certificates. To participate in the commencement ceremony, students must apply for graduation and order cap and gown by posted deadlines.

  • Students completing their program requirements in the Summer 2022 term must submit an application by June 30, 2022.


The May 2023 Commencement Celebration honoring students who complete their degree, diploma, and certificate requirements during Fall 2022, Spring 2023, or Summer 2023 is planned to be held at the Greensboro Coliseum on May 11, 2023. Additional information will be available early in the Spring 2023 term.

Credential Reprint

For a reprint of your degree, diploma or certificate, please complete the entire form, save a copy for your records, and email the form to

Watch the 2021-2022 Graduation Ceremonies

Morning Ceremony

Afternoon Ceremony

View the Program