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. Interested students should register for commencement, note their confirmation number and order their cap and gown before the deadlines below.
You will need your confirmation number; it’s required to order your cap and gown.
2013 Commencement Dates and Deadlines
Strayer University will NOT hold a commencement ceremony in Philadelphia in 2014. We have consolidated this ceremony location with the 2013 ceremony in Baltimore, MD. You may register to attend the 2013 Baltimore ceremony or any 2014 ceremony location. The complete 2014 commencement ceremony schedule will be posted here by early January.
March 16, 2013 - Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 10:00 a.m.
Registration and Cap & Gown Deadline: February 22, 2013
May 18, 2013 - Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia 10:00 a.m.
Registration and Cap & Gown Deadline: April 19, 2013*
*The Atlanta ceremony is limited to the first 1,800 student registrations. This ceremony will be 3-4 hours.
June 29, 2013 - Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia, 10:00 a.m.
Registration and Cap & Gown Deadline: May 31, 2013*
*The Washington D.C. ceremony is limited to the first 1,800 student registrations. This ceremony will be 3-4 hours.
August 10, 2013 - Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina, 10:00 a.m.
Registration and Cap & Gown Deadline: July 12, 2013
October 26, 2013 - Norfolk Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia, 10:00 a.m.
Registration and Cap & Gown Deadline: September 27, 2013
December 7, 2013 - 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, Maryland, 10:00 a.m.
Registration and Cap & Gown Deadline: November 8, 2013*
*The Baltimore ceremony is limited to the first 1,100 student registrations.
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- Virtual Commencement
- Commencement Cap and Gown
- Honor Societies and Honor Medallions
- Commencement Ceremony Awards
- Guest Information
- Frequently Asked Questions
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).
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.
Strayer University Commencement DVD
Strayer University has partnered with GradMemory to provide a professional video of the Washington, D.C. and Charlotte, NC commencement ceremony. Features of the DVD:
• All keynote speeches and reading of names for all degree candidates
• Students crossing the stage to shake hands with stage dignitaries
• Processional and Recessional