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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.

Watch the December 2021 Ceremony!

Click here to tune into the December 2021 Commencement ceremony and watch your graduates receive their degree! Congratulations, Class of 2021!

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/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 is partnering with Parchment, our new diploma provider, 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. All corrections must be submitted BEFORE the graduation ceremony on December 18, 2021.  
  • 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. 

Additional Information

As has been the case throughout the past two years, plans are subject to change based on the state of the pandemic on 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