Graduation Process

Make sure everything is in order

If you are planning to graduate soon, take some time to check your program evaluation online

Make sure everything in order. Check Independent Studies, Internships, Transferred Credits, Grades, etc.

If you find any problems with your Program Evaluation contact Rose Kaser so it can be fixed as soon as possible.

Apply for Graduation

Graduate students who are in the final year of their program are eligible for graduation and will apply via SU Online

  • Login onto SU Online
  • Click on Access Student Menu
  • Select Application for Graduation under Academic Profile on the right side of the screen

It is the responsibility of the student to apply to graduate.

Once you have submitted your Application for Graduation, a Student Academic Specialist will audit your records and work with your academic adviser to clarify the remaining requirements you need to complete the degree. You should expect to receive an official graduation letter in the mail in approximately 4-6 weeks.

Deadlines to apply for graduation

  • Winter Quarter Graduation: October 1
  • Spring Quarter Graduation: November 1
  • Summer and Fall Quarter Graduation: February 1

Participate in Commencement

The Commencement Ceremonies at Seattle University commemorate your accomplishments and offer congratulations on your efforts. This climactic experience is for graduates, families, and friends to celebrate and enjoy a momentous closing of a college career and the welcoming of a new beginning.

Graduate students who will be within 6 credits of completing their degree requirements after Spring quarter and who meet the minimum GPA requirements for their degree programs as of Winter quarter are eligible to participate in commencement.

Learn more about Commencement.

To help make commencement ceremonies a success, please take the following steps as soon as possible.

  1. RSVP if you are planning to attend
  2. Check the Commencement website for further information about academic attire for Commencement.


Maylon Hanold


(206) 296-2231

Rose Kaser

Program Coordinator

(206) 398-4610

Victoria Olive

Graduate Admissions

(206) 296-2217