Graduation and Commencement

Graduation and commencement are exciting for you and your loved ones who have supported you along your higher education journey.

In this section, you will find all the information you need pertaining to your graduation and commencement ceremonies:

How to Attend a Commencement Ceremony

Associate's, bachelor's and master's students are eligible to participate in commencement if you are within TWO courses of completing your degree (not including the courses you are enrolled in at the time of the commencement ceremony). Interested students should register for commencement, note your confirmation number and order your cap and gown before the deadlines below.

Register for a commencement ceremony

You will need your confirmation number; it’s required to order your cap and gown.

Order your commencement cap and gown

2014 Commencement Dates and Deadlines

May 17, 2014 - Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia, 10:00 a.m.
Registration and Cap and Gown Deadline: April 18, 2014

June 28, 2014 - Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia, 3:00 p.m.
Registration and Cap and Gown Deadline: May 30, 2014*
*The Washington, D.C. ceremony is limited to the first 1,800 student registrations. This ceremony will be 3-4 hours.

August 16, 2014 – Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina 10:00 a.m.
Registration and Cap and Gown Deadline: July 18, 2014

October 25, 2014 - Norfolk Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia, 10:00 a.m.
Registration and Cap and Gown Deadline: September 26, 2014

December 6, 2014 – Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, Maryland, 3:00 p.m.
Registration and Cap and Gown Deadline: November 7, 2014

Questions? Please contact commencement@strayer.edu

How to Receive Your Diploma

Diplomas are NOT provided at commencement. In order to receive your diploma, you need to complete the Degree Conferral Application once you have finalized registration for your final class(es).

To Submit your Degree Conferral Application:

  1. Login to your iCampus account.
  2. Click on Student Center and the My Academics tab.
  3. Click the Apply for Graduation link to begin the process.

Students Using Federal Financial Aid

If you have used Federal Financial Aid Stafford or PLUS loans to finance your education, you are required to complete Exit Counseling before you officially graduate. Exit Counseling should be completed before you submit your Degree Conferral Application.

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