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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.

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.

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

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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