Graduation Information

Graduation Information

Graduation Information

One of the roles of the Office of the University Registrar is to manage the graduation process for our students, including graduation applications, handling advisor reviews and approvals, degree conferrals, diploma orders, and any related academic honors.

Please review the information below and contact our Graduation Team with any questions.

Graduation Information:

Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020, Summer 2020: 2019-2020 Graduation Information Guide (PDF)

Graduation Team Contact Information:

What is the difference between "Graduation" and "Commencement?"

  • Graduation refers to receiving a degree when a student has been certified by the University as meeting all degree requirements. Upon approval, the degree is awarded and displays on your Rowan University transcript. Degree conferral occurs 4-6 weeks after final semester grades are posted. Diplomas are printed and mailed after the degree process is complete.
  • At the Commencement ceremony, family, friends and the Rowan community celebrate each graduate's academic achievements.
  • Participation in the Commencement Ceremony does not guarantee graduation or the receipt of a diploma. Students who have applied to graduate or completed a Commencement Participation (Walking) form may participate in the Commencement ceremony. After applying for graduation each student should still be sure to confirm their participation in the ceremony (if applicable) as a separate process. Confirming participation notifies University Events of your intention to attend Commencement, so they can reserve your seat at the ceremony and provide tickets for your guests. Please click here for all Commencement information.

Rowan University confers degrees at the end of the Fall (December), Winter (January) Spring (May), and Summer (August) sessions. The commencement ceremony held in May includes these students who completed degree requirements in any of the terms from that official academic year (or a previous academic year in certain cases).

Graduation Application Deadlines (PDF)

Graduation Application Deadlines (PDF)

Participating in Commencement

Participating in Commencement

University Graduation Candidates

University Graduation Candidates

Application of Completion for Certificate

Application of Completion for Certificate

DegreeWorks Information

DegreeWorks Information

Enrollment & Degree Verification

Enrollment & Degree Verification

Diploma Orders & Information

Diploma Orders & Information

Graduation Information Tips, Tools & Docs

Graduation Information Tips, Tools & Docs

Medical Schools & Rowan Global

Medical Schools & Rowan Global

Contact

Contact

Office Hours

Office Hours

Course Search & Portal Link

Course Search & Portal Link