Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus Residence Halls

Commencement Policy


Participation in Saint Xavier University's commencement ceremony held in spring is limited to the following groups of students:

  • Students who completed their degree requirements in the fall semester that immediately precedes the current spring semester.
  • Students completing their degree requirements in the spring semester in which the commencement ceremony is held.
  • Students who will be completing their degree requirements in the upcoming summer term (must be registered for summer courses).

Students finishing degree requirements in December 2017, May 2018 and August 2018 are invited to participate in the May 2018 ceremony. Diplomas will continue to be issued three times a year for those completing degree requirements in August, December and May. Students are encouraged to view their program evaluation through Self-Service on a regular basis and address deficiencies with their academic advisor. It is the responsibility of each student, along with guidance from his or her advisor, to complete all general education, major, minor (when applicable) and institutional requirements prescribed for each degree.

Students must petition for graduation for the term in which they are completing their degree requirements. Potential graduates must complete a Petition to Graduate online through Self-Service by the appropriate posted deadlines: August 1 through October 15 for May graduates and January 1 through March 15 for August and December graduates. Students who petition after the deadline will be charged and additional $100 late fine and must fill out a paper petition in the Office of Records and Advising (A-203/x3501).

All students are charged a $150 Graduation fee (Undergraduate students at 90 hours; Graduate students at 24 hours). Students will received a diploma after all financial obligation to the University have been met and the Office of Records and Advising has fully verified the student's eligibility to academically graduate. Diplomas will be available approximately 6 weeks after the degree date.

Application Deadline Awarding of Degrees
March 15, 2017 Fall 2017
October 15, 2017 Spring 2018
March 15, 2018 Summer 2018, Fall 2018