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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.

Congratulations to the Class of 2022! We are proud of all your accomplishments and look forward to celebrating with you!  

Ready, Set, Graduate!

Attention Summer 2022 Graduates: Please read below for more information on UD's Summer graduation process!

  • The official conferral date for UD's Summer graduation is Monday, August 8, 2022. This will be the date used on your diploma/certificate and official transcript. 
  • While there is no formal commencement ceremony in the Summer, all Summer 2022 graduates are included in and invited to the Fall Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at the UD Arena. The ceremony begins at 9:45 AM. 
    • Summer graduates will receive email communication regarding the Fall 2022 ceremony and related events to their UD email addresses. They can also receive updates through the Porches Graduation Dashboard!
  • Additional Reminders: 
    • Graduates should use the Porches Graduation Dashboard to review details regarding the Summer graduation! There are general FAQs listed on this site, but a majority of student-oriented information will be located on the Dashboard.
    • If you need to make any updates to your graduation application, email All updates MUST be submitted by Friday August 5, 2022 by 4:30 PM. 

Livestream the Fall 2022 Commencement Ceremony!

Watch the Class of 2022! The link for the Fall 2022 Commencement Ceremony will be posted during the week leading up to the ceremony on December 17th. 


What Happens After Graduation?

  • Dean's Offices have 30 days after end of term processing is officially complete (see the Academic Calendar for dates) to confer your degrees/certificates. After you receive a congratulatory email that your degree has been conferred, your diploma will be ordered and arrive in approximately 4 weeks to domestic addresses and 8 weeks to international addresses.
    • Beginning in Summer 2021, UD began partnering with Parchment to provide an enhanced diploma experience to our graduates! 
    • Watch this video to learn how to create your Parchment account and access your digital diploma/certificate once you are notified that it is ready!
    • 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. For Summer 2022 graduates, all corrections MUST be submitted by Friday August 5, 2022 at 4:30 PM. 
  • One official transcript, with final degree posted, will be emailed to you approximately five weeks after graduation from Parchment. Please note: this is not a spam email!  Requests for additional transcripts can be made through the self-service option on Porches under Flyer Student Services > Records > Official Transcript Request. 

Additional Information

Please check back often for more details as they become available and be sure to take a look at the Graduation FAQ page. Questions may be directed to! We can't wait to celebrate with you!  


Flyer Student Services

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