The University of Delaware confers degrees at the end of the fall, spring, winter and summer sessions. Commencement ceremonies are held in May and in January. The May Commencement Program includes the names of those students who completed degree requirements in summer, fall, winter or spring. The January Commencement Program lists the names of students who completed degree requirements in summer or fall. Commencement Program listings reflect information available approximately 6 weeks before the ceremony. For more information regarding Commencement, please visit the Office of the Vice President and University Secretary's Commencement site.
Fall Semester 2012: January 6, 2013 Commencement at Bob Carpenter Convocation Center.
Winter Session 2013: February 8, 2013
Spring Session 2013: May 25, 2013 Commencement at Delaware Stadium.
Approximately four to six weeks after the date of degree conferral, diplomas are mailed to the home address listed in the Student Information System (UDSIS).
Students MUST clear any financial obligation with the university before they may receive their diplomas.
Students are responsible for ensuring that their names and addresses are listed correctly. Any changes should be directed to the Registrar@udel.edu PRIOR to GRADUATION. There is a charge to reprint a diploma.UDSIS-Student Center, Personal Information- Demographic Data / Names, unless a Diploma Name is provided. To specify a Diploma Name click the Add a New Name button on the UDSIS Names page and choose the Name Type of Diploma. After you add a diploma name, its display will convert to a "Firstname Lastname" format, but your diploma will appear as you entered it.
The diploma is sent to the Home Address that appears in the UDSIS-Student Center, at Personal Information- Demographic Data / Addresses, unless a Diploma address is provided. To specify a Diploma Address, click the Add a New Address button on the UDSIS Addresses page. Enter the address and then you will be prompted to specify the Address Type. Click Diploma.
The actual size of the diploma is 16 inches by 12 inches.
It lists the degree earned at the University of Delaware.
The Official Academic Transcript provides details concerning majors, concentrations and minors.
Diploma Replacement information is available here.
Graduate DegreeReview the Graduate & Professional Education Step by Step Graduation Guide. Questions should be directed to email@example.com.
See Academic Requirements for Graduation in the Academic Catalog.
In addition to the academic requirements of the particular curriculum chosen each student must complete the following general requirements:
- The attainment of a scholastic average of C (cumulative index of 2.0) in all work taken at the University.
- The satisfaction of the residence requirement by completing either the first 90 credits or 30 of the last 36 credits at the University of Delaware.
- All necessary transfer credit must be posted before a student can graduate. It is the students responsibility to ensure that the university has received the transfer credit from other institutions.
- One semester of Freshmen English (ENGL 110), completed with a minimum grade of C-.
- Three credits in an approved course or courses stressing multi-cultural, ethnic, and/or gender related content. This course may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.
The following rules for honors apply:
Summa Cum Laude. The top 1 percent of each undergraduate college's graduating class for an academic year will receive the degree Summa Cum Laude.
Magna Cum Laude. The next 4 percent of each undergraduate college's graduating class will receive the degree Magna Cum Laude.
Cum Laude. The next highest 8 percent of each undergraduate college's graduating class will receive the degree Cum Laude.
Acadmemic Honors - 2012-13The Summer (2125), Fall (2128), Winter (2131) and Spring (2133) graduation honors degree minimum grade point averages are as follows:
|Associate in Arts||3.844||3.662||3.392|
|Arts and Sciences/Earth, Ocean &Environment||3.931||3.838||3.716|
|Business and Economics||3.894||3.771||3.634|
|Education and Human Development||3.905||3.826||3.746|
Seniors are expected to go through a senior checkout before graduation. The senior checkout is to ensure the student will meet academic requirements for graduation. Each college has its own rules regarding when senior checkout is to be done. Students should contact their Student Service / Assistant Dean's office about senior checkout no later than the beginning of their senior year.
Graduate students should contact the Graduate Studies Office, (302)831-8697, about the proper procedures for completing graduation requirements.
Undergraduates who are expecting to graduate a different date than is listed in their academic records should contact their Student Service / Assistant Dean's office.
Periodic mailings concerning graduation are sent by the University Vice President and Secretary to students in their last semester. If you are not receiving graduation mailings please contact Registrar or call (831-2113). Caps and gowns, invitations, diploma frames and other graduation related items are available through the university bookstore.
For additional information
Undergraduates should contact their Student Service / Assistant Dean's office.
General graduation questions can be addressed to Registrar@udel.edu or call (302) 831-8924.