Countdown to Commencement will be held Tuesday, March 5th and Wednesday, March 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center.  Tentative May 2019 graduates are encouraged to stop by this event to learn more about commencement as there are changes to the format of this year’s ceremony.  The Spring Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 in two separate ceremonies.  Undergraduate and graduate students will be assigned to either the 9:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. ceremony as follows:

9:00 A.M.
•Lewis College of Business Undergraduate and Graduate Students
•Doctor of Management Practice and Nurse Anesthesia
•College of Education & Professional Development Undergraduate and Graduate Students
•Doctor of Education
•College of Science Undergraduate and Graduate Students
•Biomedical Sciences Graduate Students
•College of Information Technology & Engineering Undergraduate and Graduate Students
2:00 P.M.
•College of Health Professions Undergraduate and Graduate Students
•Doctor of Physical Therapy
•College of Liberal Arts Undergraduate and Graduate Students
•College of Arts and Media Undergraduate and Graduate Students
•Regents Bachelor of Arts Undergraduate Students

Diploma Covers

Diploma covers will be presented to each student as they walk across the stage for commencement. If you did not attend commencement, please stop by the Registrar’s Office to pick up your diploma cover.  The office is located in Old Main 106B and open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Diploma covers cannot be mailed.

Diploma Delivery

Marshall University diplomas will be mailed to the student’s permanent address 4-6 weeks after the conferral date.  Students may verify or update their address via myMU. If you have an international permanent address, please visit University Express Mail Service and create a shipment to have your diploma mailed.  Please select Marshall University as the institution and the Office of the Registrar as the department.  If you have not received your diploma, please send an email inquiry to or call (304) 696-6410.

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Graduation Application

Marshall University offers students the ability to apply for graduation online.  By logging into myMU, students can fill out the application and pay the commencement fee at the same time.  Paper applications must be returned to the student’s academic dean’s office and fee payment made to the Bursar’s office.

Online Graduation Application Instructions

Term Application Deadline
Spring 2019 February 8, 2019

Students who do not complete the online application by the deadline for the semester in which they intend to graduate will need to contact their Dean’s office regarding graduation.