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Graduation Requirements

Graduation Ceremony Dates

Graduation ceremonies are held at the end of the fall and spring semesters. Specific graduation dates can be found HERE.

Graduation Application

Degree candidates must fill out the Graduate Application form and apply for graduation with the Graduate School by the end of the second week of the semester or session in which the student plans to graduate.

Students can apply for graduation online within SalukiNet. After logging in, under the My Records tab, in the SIU Personal Records channel, click on the View My SIU Student Records link to launch SalukiNet "Self Service." Choose the Student menu and click on Apply for Graduation to get started. Once submitted, students should get an e-mail confirmation sent to their SIUC e-mail account within 24 hours or so. For those who do not have a SalukiNet account, hard copy applications can be found HERE.

Graduation Fee

A graduation fee is established for all students who will be receiving degrees. The fee is payable at the time of application or the fee will be charged to the student's account. This fee does not cover the rental fee for the cap, gown, and hood, or the cost of graduation invitations. These items can be ordered by the student through the University Bookstore in the Student Center and specific questions regarding them should be referred to the University Bookstore.

Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) & Survey of Earned Doctorate

Doctoral students are required to submit ETD at the ProQuest submission site HERE. Dissertations must be submitted as a single PDF document file. Students will need to pay online with a credit card at the time of submission. Charges include a $28 library fee and $95 open access fee. Students can choose to copyright their material for an additional $55; copyrighting is optional. More information regarding the ETD submission process can be found HERE.

Students must also submit a Survey of Earned Doctorates. This is available online HERE.

Attendance at Commencement

Although attendance at commencement is not compulsory, students who wish to graduate in absentia must notify the Graduate School in advance. This information is needed for seating arrangements and for mailing purposes.

Deadline Dates

The dates for both the deadline to apply for graduation and for the submission of paperwork are posted on the graduation deadlines webpage HERE.