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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 2024! We are proud of all your accomplishments and look forward to celebrating with you!  

Watch the 2024 Spring Commencement

Livestream Links:

Law School Ceremony

Graduate/Doctoral Ceremony

Undergraduate Ceremony

Ready, Set, Graduate!

Attention Graduates:

  • The Spring 2024 official graduation date for all graduates is May 4, 2024. This is the date that will appear on all official university documents (transcript, diploma, certificate) pertaining to your graduation. 
  • The Spring Commencement Ceremonies will be held at the UD Arena. The ceremony begins promptly at the specified time. 
    • Doctoral/Graduate Ceremony: Saturday, May 4, 2024, 12:45 PM
    • Undergraduate Ceremony: Sunday, May 5, 2024, 9:45 AM
  • Graduates should use the Porches Graduation Dashboard to review details regarding the Fall graduation processes! 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 Spring 2024 graduation application, email All updates MUST be submitted by April 2, 2024 at 4:30 PM.

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/certificate has been conferred, your diploma will be ordered within 1-2 business days. You will receive a notification from our diploma partner, Parchment, once your diploma/certificate has been ordered.
  • Parchment is the University of Dayton's partner for diplomas, certificates, and transcripts. If you do not already have a Parchment account, you will be prompted to create one in order to access your free, digital diploma while you wait for your printed copy to be shipped!  
  • The diploma/certificate will arrive in approximately 4 weeks to domestic addresses and 8 weeks to international addresses. Please note: Shipping times may be longer than anticipated. Please contact Parchment Support for additional questions. 
    • 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. All updates MUST be submitted by Thursday, APRIL 18, 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 Parchment

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