You're graduating in May 2019! What do you need to do to get there? Follow the steps below to prepare yourself for Commencement 2019.

Step 1: Apply for Graduation

All students intending to graduate in May 2019 must apply for graduation through Cardinal Station by Friday, March 8, 2019. Click on "Student Center" after logging in, and in the "Academics" section, click on the "Apply for Graduation" link from the drop-down menu. Follow the prompts to successfully apply for graduation. Click here for a tutorial about this process.

Step 2: Verify Mailing Address

Verify that the address in Cardinal Station is correct. You will not receive important mailings about Commencement 2019 if accurate information is not provided.

Step 3: Attend the Graduation Fair

March 5-6, 2019
This is a one stop shop to ensure you are set to graduate! Order your cap, gown, diploma frame, and announcements and reconcile your student account to make sure it is free of holds that would prevent you from graduating. Representatives from Enrollment Services, Student Financial Assistance, Career Services, Alumni Relations and Barnes and Noble will be on hand to assist you. Visit the Graduation Fair webpage for more information. Remember, if you have a hold on your account, you will not receive your diploma.

Step 4: Complete Exit Loan Counseling

Students who received a Federal Loan while attending The Catholic University of America must complete Exit Loan Counseling as a condition of their loan. Visit the Financial Aid website to find out how to complete your specific Federal Loan Exit Counseling.

Step 5: Reconcile Your Student Account

Check your student account throughout the semester to ensure that there are no holds. If you have a hold on your account, you will not receive your diploma.

Overdue Balances, contact Enrollment Services

Library Fines, contact Mullen Library

Health Services holds, contact Health Services

Student Conduct holds, contact your Case Officer

Step 6: Check Your Email for Updates From Your Academic School

Please be sure to check and read your email regularly to receive the most updated information from your Academic Department about what you should do the day of Commencement.