Students throwing commencement caps in air

Class of 2021

Congratulations Class of 2021! 

We are looking forward to celebrating your accomplishments this May. Below is a checklist of everything you need to do in the months, weeks, and days leading up to the Virtual Commencement and Degree Conferral Ceremonies.

Be sure to stay up to date! Visit the website often and check your St. John's e-mail account for updated information about Commencement.

Prepare for Graduation: A Checklist for Graduates

1. Check with your advisor to confirm your eligibility to graduate in May 2021.

2. Order your diploma starting March 8!

  • Log in to University Information System (UIS) via signon.stjohns.edu
  • Click on the Student tab.
  • Select Graduation > Application for Diploma

    Your diploma will not be ordered until you have submitted your application. The last day to submit a diploma application online is Thursday, May 20, 2021.

     If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact your dean's office.

3. Complete the 2021 Commencement Form, starting March 12!

  • Log in to University Information System (UIS) via signon.stjohns.edu
  • Click on the Student tab.
  • Select Graduation > Commencement Registration

    The last day to complete your form is Thursday, April 22, 2021.

     If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact your dean's office.

4. Order your academic attire today!

  • Visit Herff Jones to order your attire
  • You will have opportunities to participate in photo and video submissions and if you want to be in academic attire for the submissions, be sure to purchase your attire today!
  • Ordering attire is optional for the virtual ceremonies and mandatory for future in-person ceremonies.
  • Visit the Graduation Recognition Slide page here for more information.

5. Submit your photo and message for your Graduate Recognition Slide!

  • The week of March 22, 2021, you will receive an e-mail (from a third-party vendor) to submit your information to create a personalized graduate slide.
  • These graduate slides will be featured during the Virtual Ceremonies and will serve as a way for the University to recognize each graduate!
  • The last day to submit your information is Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
  • Visit the Graduation Recognition Slide page here for more information.

6. Review your academic and UPDATE your personal contact information!

  • Visit the University Information System (UIS) via signon.stjohns.edu 
  • Confirm and update your mailing address, review your home address and contact information, and update your personal email
  • Review your transcript for accuracy of grade changes, transfer credits, etc.
  • Check your account for holds (parking tickets, library fines, etc.) and clear holds with Bursar's Office