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Pre-Graduation To-Do List

    1. Verify graduation deadlines for the University.
      Month all work to be completed: Application to be submitted by:
      December Third Friday in July
      May Second Friday in November
      August Second Friday in April
    2. Complete the following actions and consult with your advisor:
      • Academic plan (view your plan using Self Service to confirm course requirements have been met)
      • Degree Audit
      • Application for Degree
    3. Update your local and permanent addresses with the Registrar's Office to ensure you receive all pertinent information without delay. This is the information used to mail your diploma. Check these address(es) for mail as well as your WU e-mail on a regular basis.
    4. Any financial obligations (i.e. fees, tickets, fines, etc.) and/or any HOLDS must be resolved prior to receiving your diploma, transcripts or any other official documents. If there is a financial obligation and/or hold on your account, contact the appropriate department (i.e. business office, students services, athletics, library, etc.) to make a resolution.
    5. Visit the WU Bookstore for your graduation announcements, University ring, and various memorabilia items. You may also call the bookstore at 724.852.2665.
    6. Commencement Attendance Policy – Attendance at Commencement is requested. All graduates must complete the Graduation Order and Attendance Form to indicate plans to attend and to order your cap and gown. Cap and gown orders will be available for pickup at the bookstore beginning at the Grad Fair.
    7. Any graduate with special needs (such as visual, auditory, and/or mobility) who will require reasonable accommodations to participate in the Commencement service(s), please contact Brian Carr at 724.852.3317 or email Requests should be made a minimum of one week prior to Commencement to allow time to arrange for the accommodations.
    8. You can complete your Graduation Interview Survey here. All graduates are requested to complete this survey.
    9. Should your plans to graduate change, notify the Registrar's Office at 724.852.3389.
    10. If you have borrowed funds through either the Federal Direct and/or the Perkins Loan Program, you are required to complete Exit Loan Counseling.