Graduation Information

Graduation Information

Graduation Information

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

Simply put, Commencement is a ceremony that honors students who just have or will soon graduate, which means completing the requirements of their degree program. Participating in Commencement does not automatically mean that a student has graduated. In order to graduate, you must complete all the requirements of your degree and fill out an official online graduation application.

  • When you apply to graduate, your advisor and the Registrar will check to certify that you have met all the requirements of your program. Once approved, your degree will display on your transcript. Your degree will be conferred 4-6 weeks after final grades are posted, then your diploma will be printed and mailed.
  • Participating in Commencement is a separate process from graduating. When you confirm your participation in Commencement, Rowan University can reserve your seat at the ceremony and provide tickets to your guests. Students who will finish their degree requirements during a later term can still participate in Commencement, but will need to RSVP. Please click here to learn more about the Commencement ceremony.

Students can graduate at the end of any semester: degrees are conferred in December for the Fall semester, January for the Winter semester, May for the Spring semester, and August for the Summer semester. The Commencement Ceremony is held once annually in May.

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