Preparing for Graduation & Commencement

Preparing for Graduation and Commencement

Welcome graduating students. Maryville University looks forward to celebrating your academic achievement. Below, you’ll find the steps you’ll need to complete in order to participate in the ceremony, plus celebration activities and helpful information about the day.


Important Dates

Graduation Application and Diploma Verification Due By

Sept. 15, 2022 (Fall Ceremonies)

Feb. 1, 2023 (Spring Ceremonies)


Regalia Order Due By

Oct. 27, 2022 (Fall Ceremonies)

March 24, 2023 (Spring Ceremonies)


Name Pronunciation
Recording Due By


Nov. 28, 2022 (Fall Ceremonies)

April 24, 2023 (Spring Ceremonies)


Ticketing Will Open

Oct. 31, 2022 (Fall Ceremonies)

March 27, 2023 (Spring Ceremonies)



Required Steps

  • Graduation Application

    In order to confer your degree, participate in Commencement activities and to receive your diploma, you must apply for graduation. You can apply here.


  • Regalia

    How to Order

    • The link to order your cap and gown is available when you apply for graduation or click here to place your order.
    • Graduates keep their cap, gown and hood, so there is no need to return them after the commencement ceremony. Cap decorating is allowed but must follow the student code of conduct.
    • Gowns should be pressed for the ceremony and remain zipped throughout the ceremony.
    • Graduates have the option to purchase their own affiliation accessories, such as cords and stolls.


  • Name Pronunciation

    Call the Pronunciation Hotline (314-529-9211) to ensure your name is pronounced correctly at Commencement.

  • Verifying Diploma Information
    • All graduates have the opportunity to verify the following diploma information:
      • Diploma Name/Commencement Name
      • Degree and Major
      • Diploma Address (address to which your diploma will be sent)
    • Use this link to look up and verify your information if you have not completed the verification process sent to you in your email.
    • Diplomas are typically shipped four to six weeks after the end of the semester.
    • When you graduate, you will receive a Digital Diploma.
    • Email with further questions.


  • Continue to Check Your Maryville Email

    Check back soon for more information.


  • Graduate Check-in/Processional Instructions
    • Students should arrive one hour prior to the start of their ceremony.
    • Students should arrive in their regalia and holding their hood.
    • Please leave personal items with your guests as there is not a secure place to store them during the ceremony.
    • Faculty and Staff will assist in lining up the students for the processional.


Suggested Steps

  • Graduation Merchandise

    A variety of alumni merchandise, including diploma frames, are available at the on-campus M Store and online.

    A large selection of traditional and customized class rings can be ordered here.

    Graduate announcements are available online here. Jostens offers a variety of packages. You can order personalized announcements through Jostens or non-personalized announcements through the M Store.

  • Career Success Survey

    Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! As you transition to your first role after your degree or continue in a current role, we hope you know that Maryville will always be a resource for your career needs. If you are in the search process, there will be an opportunity in this survey to request to meet online, on the phone, or in-person with Career Success.

    Please take a few moments to complete the Career First Destination Survey about your post-graduation plans. Summaries of the results are used for accreditation and federal and state compliance. Knowing how our graduates are doing post-graduation both ensures the future value and integrity of your degree as well as helps other students make decisions about their educational and career plans.

    You can access the survey here.


  • Graduate Walkway Brick

    Leave your mark with a brick inscribed with your name, degree and major in the Graduate Walkway on campus. Check back soon for more information.

    Maryville University supports alumni with many services after graduation. Visit to learn more about events to help you stay connected with classmates, career resources and more.


  • Maryville Grads Give Back

    Maryville Grads Give Back is an invitation to reach out to your community through service (virtual or otherwise) before you go forth as a Maryville graduate and receive a terrific t-shirt for your efforts! There are multiple ways to be a part of Maryville Grads Give Back. You may participate in one of the community service projects organized through the Office of Service & Spiritual Life and the Community Service Club. You and your fellow grads can also come up with your own project or volunteer through a campus organization. Perhaps you are volunteering already.

    If you plan to participate in a way other than through the Office of Service & Spiritual Life and the Community Service Club, please contact us with the name of the organization with which you volunteered via email to Steve DiSalvo. Include your t-shirt size and arrangements can be made for you to get your shirt.

    For more information, contact Steve DiSalvo at 314-529-9521 or


  • Order My Transcript

    If you have a question about your transcript, please contact the Solution Squad at 314-529-9360 or Questions related to graduation activities can be emailed to

    Please note when you graduate, you will receive a digital version of your diploma in addition to the physical version at no extra cost. You must opt-in and take action to receive a digital diploma by downloading the Blockcerts Wallet mobile app. You can find more information and download instructions here.