To become a degree candidate, you must file an application for graduation with the Office of the Registrar for the semester in which you intend to complete all your degree requirements. You must complete all requirements by the deadline listed below. Failure to file your application by the submission deadline may jeopardize your anticipated graduation date. If you do not meet the requirements for graduation, you will need to re-apply for graduation for the semester in which you will complete all the requirements.

If you are unable to access the application for graduation through Self Serve, please contact us at or by calling 503.943.7321.

Application Deadlines

Last day to apply for Fall 2021 graduation: 
Monday, March 8, 2021

Last day to apply for Spring 2022 graduation:
Friday, October 1, 2021

Last day to apply for Summer 2022 graduation:
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
In order to be eligible to graduate, you must complete all course work at the University of Portland by the last day of the semester, and complete any/all graduation deficiencies such as incomplete/in progress removals and acceptance of transfer credits by the deadlines below.
December 6, 2021 for Fall 2021 graduation.

April 25, 2022 for Spring 2022 graduation.

August 1, 2022 for Summer 2022 graduation.

The FINAL RESPONSIBILITY for completing all requirements for a degree rests with the student.

Additional Information

The diploma will list your name, degree, and any applicable Latin honors. University of Portland diplomas do not list the major. Please contact the Office of the Registrar with any questions.

For any questions regarding cap and gown, announcements, class rings, tickets, and the commencement ceremony, see the Commencement website.
For any questions regarding degree completion, please contact your school of major.
Information about honors can be found on the Honors at Graduation site.