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Graduation & Diploma Information

When embarking on your journey to earn a degree at Lourdes University, Commencement Day seems so far away. Now you are entering your final semester of study, and it is time to apply for graduation.

You may wonder, “Why must I apply to graduate? Shouldn’t the University know?” While we have a good idea when students are close to completing their academic requirements, only students know the exact semester they intend to finish. When students apply to graduate, we begin auditing their degree requirements, allowing us to communicate information about the commencement ceremony.

Here are your quick steps to graduate:

  • Complete a graduation application with an academic advisor.
  • Pay the graduation fee.
  • Submit your application.
  • Order your cap and gown (if participating in commencement) – once notified of ordering instructions by email.
  • Continue to check your email, mail, and this webpage for updates regarding graduation.
  • Graduate!

Apply for Graduation

Lourdes University has three graduation periods each academic year, one for each term—Summer, Fall, and Spring. Students must apply to graduate during the term in which they intend to finish their academic requirements.

Undergraduate and graduate students must submit their applications by the deadlines listed below. See the “Undergraduate Degree Applicants” and “Graduate Degree Applicants” for specific information about how to apply.

Application periods for graduation are as follows:

Spring 2024

Application deadline of Thursday, February 29, 2024
Commencement date of Saturday, May 4, 2024

Undergraduate Degree Applicants


Undergraduate students must work with their academic advisors to complete the paper application. Undergraduate applications are also available for pick-up in the Registrar’s Office. Applications must be completed and returned to the Registrar’s Office by the deadline.

A fee is required with your application, regardless of your intent to participate in the ceremony. The fee can be paid to the Cashier’s Office in person. An application will be considered incomplete if the fee is not paid.

Graduate Degree Applicants

Graduate students must submit the online application by the deadline. The online application will be sent to each student’s graduate program director for preliminary review, and the program director will forward the application to the Registrar’s Office.

A fee is required with your application, regardless of your intent to participate in the ceremony. An application will be considered incomplete if the fee is not paid.

To pay online visit Make a Payment

To apply for graduation, please select your program below and complete the corresponding electronic form.

Spring 2024 Commencement Information

2024 Commencement 

May 4, 2024

Russell J. Ebeid Recreation Center

On May 4, 2024, Lourdes University will confer degrees earned for the Undergraduate and Graduate levels from the Spring 2024 term.


To receive your diploma at the Commencement and transcripts after graduation your student account balance must be paid in full. For inquiries about your balance, contact Student Accounts today.


Date: Saturday, May 4th
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel
Live stream link:
All are welcome—graduates, families, friends, faculty, and staff. No tickets are required, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.


Date: Saturday, May 4th
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Russell J. Ebeid Recreation Center
Tickets are required for entry. Ticket distribution details will be provided after processing all graduation applications.


A live stream link will be shared a few days before the ceremony for those unable to attend.


Order your cap and gown by Wednesday, March 13th. Regalia can be picked up with Commencement Tickets at the Registrar’s Office (SCH 139). If you miss the ordering deadline, you will have to pay an additional expedited shipping fee to have the regalia delivered to your home address. Order your regalia now:


Tickets will be available beginning Monday, April 24, 2024, in the Registrar’s Office (SCH 139). Dates and times for ticket pickup are as follows:

Monday, April 22: 9am-5pm
Tuesday, April 23: 9am-6pm
Wednesday, April 24: 9am-5pm
Thursday, April 25: 9am-6pm
Friday, April 26: 9am-4:30pm
Monday, April 29: 9am-5pm
Tuesday, April 30: 9am-6pm
Wednesday, May 1: 9am-12pm

  • Graduates must pick up their tickets and regalia in person.
  • Proof of identification at time of pick up will be required.
  • Only the degree candidate/graduate can pick up his/her tickets and regalia. Exclusions to this rule may be approved on a very limited basis and must be worked out prior to pick up via the Student Records Office. The same applies if you are unable to pick up your tickets within these dates and timeframes. Arrangements may be made available on a very limited basis.
  • No replacements will be issued for lost or stolen tickets.  
  • All tickets must be picked up on or before Tuesday, April 30, 2024.  


On Wednesday, May 1, 2024, from 9am-12 noon graduates can come to the Registrar’s Office in St. Clare Hall 139 to pick up extra tickets. This will be on a first come first serve basis. The number of extra tickets available will depend on how many graduates do not take their full number of tickets! Graduates will only be eligible for a specific number of additional tickets, TBD.


To assist the volunteers at check in please go to the link below and provide your first and last name as well as the phonetic spelling of your name. This will assist the reader when your name is called, and you walk across the stage during the ceremony. Name pronunciation form:


  • Downtown Sylvania First Friday Event: Red Bird First Friday Event 5.5.24  5-8:00 p.m.
  • Local Dining Options: Inside the Five, Upside Brewery/J&G’s, Sodbusters, Grumpy’s, Earth to Oven, Tequlia’s, Fricker’s, Roosters, Village Inn, Sidelines, My Way Bistro & Cantina (graduate discounts may apply)
  • Hotel: A block of rooms have been reserved for graduates and families at a rate of $119.00 plus applicable taxes for May 3rd and May 4th is overnight accommodations are needed. Wingate/Sylvania


Accessibility Accommodations for GRADUATES: Any graduate needing special accommodations for the procession and seating should contact Teddi Moorman at Lourdes as soon as possible at 419-824-3837. She will make arrangements to meet you and go through the details of using the accessibility ramp and going across the stage to receive your diploma.

Accessibility Accommodations for GUESTS: If any of your guests need special accommodations, they must contact Juliana Sample in the Sr. Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost office at no later than Monday, April 29th. Guests needing to sit in accessible seating should notify the volunteers upon arrival. PLEASE NOTE ACCESSIBLE SEATING IS LIMITED.



To receive your diploma at the Commencement and transcripts after graduation your student account balance must be paid in full. For inquiries about your balance, contact Student Accounts today.

Payment options:

One Time Payment Information: (Payments via this link may take 1-3 business days to post on student’s account. Please consider this processing time when paying:

All credit card payments will be accessed with a processing fee of 2.3% plus $0.30 per transaction. ACH/checking account payments a fee of $0.25 will be charged (presently only be available in the U.S.*Please NoteCredit card fees are the same for credit cards originating in any country, so that a U.S. institution that takes a credit card payment from an international bank will still pay the same fee.


Send personal check, cashier’s check or money order to:
Lourdes University Cashier’s Office
6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH  43560


Pay direct to cashier by check, money order, or cash (in person only)

Duplicate Diplomas

Lourdes University graduates receive one original diploma during their commencement ceremony or through the mail if they choose not to participate in the ceremony. Graduates may order a duplicate diploma at an additional cost.

To order, please complete the Duplicate Diploma Request Form and mail to the following address:

Lourdes University
Office of the Registrar
6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560

There is a $35 replacement fee. Checks should be made payable to Lourdes University.

Please note:

  • Both the request and payment must be received prior to processing.
  • Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.
  • The signatures of the college officials are current officers and may not be the same as those on your original diploma.

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