Grad Checklist

You've made it! Graduation is right around the corner; but before you march across the stage, you need to do a few things first.

  • Schedule an Advising Appointment

    January 18, 2019

    Arrange for an official graduation application review with an advisor to ensure all your university course work is completed.

  • Complete a Graduation Application

    February 1, 2019

    Complete an online application and submit it electronically to your Academic Advising Center by the deadlines stated in the Academic Calendar.

  • Check the Name on Your Diploma

    February 1, 2019

    You will have your diploma for the rest of your life. Make sure it's accurate. If you're having your name legally changed, complete the Request for Change of Name on Record Form with the Office of the Registrar.

  • Order Your Tickets

    February 18 - March 21, 2019

    If you are inviting guests to the university Commencement ceremony and/or to your school/college graduation ceremony, you must request tickets using the Tickets page.

  • Come to GradFest

    March 20, 2019

    Marking 50 days until Commencement, GradFest is a celebration and resource hub for future alumni. Seniors, join us to learn more about the Temple University Alumni Association. Learn more.

  • Order Your Cap, Gown, Hood and Tassel

    March 22 – April 25

    As a Temple graduate, you are required to wear your school/college's approved cap, gown, hood and tassel at Commencement and graduation.

    Order your academic regalia online

    For more information, please contact the Main Campus Bookstore at 215-204-5578.

    • Order online by March 22 to pick up at bookstore
    • Order online by April 25 to ship to your home
    • Purchase in-person at bookstore starting April 22 until Graduation
  • Review Your Student Account

    April 23, 2019

    Don't let a library late fee stop you from graduating. Make sure any holds against your university account are removed at least two weeks prior to graduation. This includes financial, library, athletic and exit interview holds.

    To find out if your account has any outstanding holds, visit Self-Service Banner (SSB).

  • Complete Your Exit Interview

    April 23, 2019

    Before you graduate, if you've received financial aid, you must complete your exit interview.

    It's a chance to better understand your student loans and personal finances. You can complete the interview online through TU's Financial Counselor Exit Interview.

  • Free Yearbook

    College is full of memories and firsts. What better way to cherish your time at Temple than a hard cover snapshot? Contact your adivising office for information on yearbook distribution.

  • Plan for Your Future

    The Career Center can help you identify your options and develop a post-graduation plan/strategy. Visit the Career Center website or stop in 220 Mitten Hall, during drop-in hours, Monday - Friday between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.