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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 Fall 2022 Graduates: 

  • The Fall 2022 official graduation date for all graduates is Saturday, December 17, 2022. This is the date that will appear on all official university documents pertaining to your graduation. 
  • The Fall Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at the UD Arena. The ceremony begins promptly at 9:45 AM. 
  • While there is no formal commencement ceremony in the Summer, all Summer 2022 graduates are included in and invited to the Fall Commencement Ceremony.
    • Both Summer and Fall 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 Fall 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, December 2, 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/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 Friday, December 2, 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

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