This is an exciting time for you and your family. Your hard work and dedication will culminate in your Commencement. Commencement is historic - not only in your life - but the life of our University. We invite you to join us in continuing the history and the great tradition of St. John's.  Your participation will greatly enrich the excitement of the celebration.

Our Commencement Ceremonies include the conferral of degrees and certificates of all of our graduates, the recognition of each graduate by name, a commencement address and the awarding of honorary degrees to distinguished individuals. 

All prospective graduates can expect to be contacted in early March via their St. John's e-mail account with more details.  Graduates will need to register and order their academic attire online.  The online registration will begin on Monday, March 7, 2016 and end on Monday, May 2, 2016 .  

In the meantime, prospective graduates can begin to prepare for graduation by completing the following items:

  • Confirm your eligibility for graduation by visiting your academic dean's office
  • Order your diploma online by following the steps listed below:
    • Log onto UIS  
    • Click on Student tab. 
    • Click on Graduation.
    • Click on Application for Diploma menu.
    • If you have any further questions, please contact  the Registrar's Office.
    • Review your transcript on UIS for accuracy of grade changes, transfer credits, etc.
  • Update your contact information (home address, email, etc.) on UIS.
  • Confirm your account has no holds (including parking tickets and library fines) on UIS.
  • Utilize University Career Services by clicking here.