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Graduation 2015 Important Information

Commencement ceremonies for 2015 will take place Saturday, May 9, 2015.

Take note of the following steps to prepare for participation in graduation:

  1. Fulfill your degree/certificate requirements.
    • Check with your academic advisor to see if your Approved Degree Program (ADP) is complete.
  2. Submit your Graduation Application opens in new browser window to the Registrar's Office. Deadline dates to submit graduation applications are as follows:

    September 15 for fall graduation
    December 1 for spring and summer graduation

    A $25 late fee will be assessed on all first time applications submitted past the deadline.

    Certificate applications opens in new browser window are accepted year round. Students who are not approved to graduate for either the degree or certificate in the semester stated on the application must file another application in a subsequent semester.
  3. Pay the appropriate graduation fee in the Business Office or online via Genisys. This fee is assessed only one time per degree/certificate earned. The fee applies regardless of when all graduation requirements are completed.
    • $70 - Law, Ed.S. and all Doctorate
    • $60 - All Other Degrees
    • $30 - Certificates
  4. Order regalia. All graduates must purchase and wear regalia from Oak Hall. Regalia orders for the 2015 Commencement ceremony will be accepted in early 2015. Check back for more information.
  5. RSVP for participation in commencement and commissioning. All students who have submitted a graduation application must RSVP for commencement. The Registrar's Office will begin accepting 2015 Commencement RSVPs in early 2015. An email with RSVP instructions will be sent to all prospective graduates once the Registrar's Office begins accepting RSVPs. Check back at a later date for more information.

    You must RSVP for your commissioning service separately. Commissioning dates and times are determined by the individual schools.
  6. Pick up your regalia. Regalia must be picked up on campus at the Student Center. (Regalia cannot be mailed out on an individual basis.) You must present a picture ID to pick up your regalia. Regalia will only be released to someone other than the graduate if the graduate has submitted prior written consent to the Registrar's Office. Emailed consent must be sent from the graduate's Regent email account.

    Regalia pick-up dates and times will be announced in early 2015.
  7. Attend Commissioning and Commencement. Commencement 2015 will be held on the Regent University campus in Virginia Beach on Saturday, May 9, 2015. This website will be updated as details become available. Prospective graduates should regularly check their Regent email account in 2015 for email communications regarding Commencement. Please be sure that you have migrated your Regent email account to Regent Apps opens in new browser window.

    Each school will conduct individual commissioning activities prior to Commencement.

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