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Steps to follow to apply online for graduation?

All students must complete the online application to initiate the graduation review process.

You must apply on-line to graduate even if you do not plan on attending the commencement ceremony.

Degree completion

You may apply for graduation any time after you meet with your faculty advisor, keeping in mind the deadlines that follow. It is important that you confirm with your faculty advisor that you are on track to complete the necessary graduation requirements.

If you anticipate completing your degree at the end of:

Fall 2014 Application by: December 1, 2014
Application Live on The Nest Diploma Date: January 15, 2015
Spring 2015 Application by: April 30, 2015
Application Live on The Nest Diploma Date: May 16, 2015
Summer 2015 Application by: August 30, 2015
Application to go live in Spring 2015 Diploma Date: September 15, 2015

*If you anticipate satisfying your graduation requirements after the completion of an intersession course, please apply to graduate for the Fall 2014 term.

Please fill out and submit the on-line graduation application by logging into the Nest:

  • Select “Classes & Registration” page
  • Within the Graduation Area
    • Select “Apply to Graduate”
    • Once completed, you may review your application at anytime by selecting "View Application to Graduate".
  • For challenges with the graduation application please email

Your application is reviewed by the University Registrar.

Please ensure the accuracy of your name and mailing address. This information will be used to populate the Saint Joseph’s University 2015 commencement book, and for ordering and delivery of your diploma. If you will not be residing at your address on file, please submit an alternate address. Please take into account, no address changes will be accepted as of May 30, 2015. SJU will not be responsible for any diplomas being delivered to incorrect addresses due to changes submitted after May 30, 2015.

Saint Joseph’s University will celebrate all graduations in May for all conferral dates listed above.

Important Dates:

  • Baccalaureate Mass: Friday May 15, 2015
  • Commencement Date: Saturday May 16, 2015

Please review the commencement website for information about the Ceremony and other important information.

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  • Topic #: 16125-30
  • Date Created: 6/28/2012
  • Last Modified Since: 12/9/2014
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