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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.

    • Important Dates:
      • Commencement Date:  Saturday May 14, 2016

Please review the Commencement Website for information about the Ceremony and other important information.

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 2015 Application by: January 14, 2016
Application Live on The Nest Diploma Date: January 15, 2016
Spring 2016 Application by: April 15, 2016
(last date for name to be included
in Commencement booklet)
Application Live on The Nest Diploma Date: May 14, 2016
Summer 2016 Application by: August 19, 2016
Application Live on The Nest Diploma Date: September 15, 2016

*If you anticipate satisfying your graduation requirements after the completion of an intersession course, please apply to graduate for the Fall 2015 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 Graduation Application".
  • In the screen below you will need to select and confirm your Major for your graduation application. As noted, if the information is not correct please DO NOT continue with your application-email with any necessary corrections.

  • From the drop down box below select a date for your expected graduation.  This would be when you anticipate your degree to be awarded.

  • From the drop down box please select your mailing address for your diploma.  This will not change your permanent address on file.  This will only be used for mailing purposes of your diploma.  Please take into consideration that your diploma is mailed 4-6 weeks after your degree is awarded.  The next screen will allow you to make any necessary edits or changes.

  • If you need to add a new mailing address not on the above drop down menu, please do so here.

  • Please indicate if you plan on attending the commencement ceremony in May. 

  • Enter your name exactly how you would like it to appear on your diploma.  For legal name changes you must submit a pdfChange of Information form to

  • Please ensure the accuracy of your name and mailing address.  This information will be used to populate the Saint Joseph University 2016 Commencement Book and for ordering and delivery of your diploma. If you will not be residing at your address on file, please submit an alternative address. Please take into account, no address changes will be accepted as of May 30,2016. 
  • Saint Joseph University will celebrate all graduation in May for all conferral dates listed above.
  • Once your application is complete you may review it at anytime on The Nest Classes & Registration page.
  • For challenges with the graduation application please email
  • Your application is reviewed by the University Registrar.
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  • Date Created: 06:28:2012
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