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Your Graduation

Graduation. It's more than your last day here. It's everything you did to get here.

You opened your mind to new knowledge and perspectives. You opened your heart to new ways of leading and serving. And you opened your future to unlimited possibilities.

We are proud of all your accomplishments and look forward to celebrating with you and your family.

Attention: August 2021 Graduates!

August graduates, please note the following information: 

  • Your graduation date is August 9, 2021.
  • Final Summer session grades are scheduled to be posted on August 12, 2021.

Congratulations, Class of 2021! 

Commencement Ceremonies

All August 2021 graduates are invited to participate in the December 2021 graduation ceremony. More details regarding dates and times will follow as soon as they are made available!

UD Arena overview with 2021 graduates

What Happens After Graduation?

  • Dean's Offices have 30 days after final grades are posted to confer your degrees. After you receive a congratulatory email that your degree has been conferred, your diploma will be ordered and arrive in approximately 4 weeks.
    • Please ensure your diploma mailing address is accurate BEFORE graduation. This can be confirmed through your Graduation Status portal on Porches. Email with any corrections. 
  • One official transcript, with final degree posted, will be emailed to you approximately five weeks after graduation.  Requests for additional transcripts can be made through the self-service option on Porches under Flyer Student Services. 

Additional Information

As has been the case throughout the past year, plans are subject to change based on the state of the pandemic on the campus or in the community at the time of the event. 

Please check back often for more details and instructions as they become available. Questions may be directed to


Flyer Student Services

St. Mary's Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1600