Commencement is a ceremony celebrating the academic achievements of Maryville students and is not a certification of graduation. Students must satisfy all degree requirements before officially graduating and receiving a diploma.

Degree Requirements

Specifics regarding Undergraduate and Graduate Degree requirements are detailed within the Undergraduate Policies and Information and the Graduate Policies and Information sections.

Intent to Graduate

Degree candidates must complete an application for graduation within the first four (4) weeks of the semester in which degree will be completed. Students may fill out this form to apply for graduation.

Participation in Commencement

Maryville University has one Commencement ceremony each year, always on the first weekend in May. The commencement date is published in the academic calendar.

The May commencement ceremony is a celebration of all students whose degrees were conferred the Fall and Summer terms preceding the ceremony as well as the May graduates whose degree is officially conferred in the weeks following the ceremony.

Many programs allow degree candidates with a maximum of two courses remaining to degree completion to participate in the May commencement celebration when the remaining courses/credits will be completed in the following summer term. In addition to completing an application for graduation, eligible students wishing to participate in the May commencement celebration should also complete a request for participation in commencement celebration form.

To participate in the May commencement ceremony, students must:

  1. Complete an application for graduation and indicate on the application that they intend to participate in the May commencement ceremony.
  2. If eligible to participate and degree requirements will not be completed at the conclusion of the Spring term, the student must submit a Request for Commencement Participation form signed by the student’s adviser and dean. The Request must be approved, and students will receive written notification of the status.
  3. Pick up academic attire (cap, gown and hood, if applicable) by May 4, 2019.