Use this checklist to make your transition from student to alumni as seamless as possible.
Please note: For information about the Sturm College of Law's graduation, please visit the Sturm College of Law Commencement ceremony Web page.
Apply to graduate
If you completed your degree in fall 2012 or winter 2013, or will graduate in spring 2013, you're eligible to participate in DU's spring Commencement ceremony.
Use our graduation application instructions (PDF) to log in to your webCentral account to apply to graduate.
- Undergraduate students: Apply no later than three quarters before the one in which you intend to graduate.
- Graduate students: Apply no later than two quarters before the one in which you intend to graduate.
See more information about graduation application requirements.
Complete an exit interview with your loan provider.
If you've accepted a Direct or Stafford loan to fund classes at DU, you must complete an online exit interview.
If you borrowed a federal Perkins Loan, schedule an exit interview with the Bursar's Office at 303-871-4901. Please note: If you borrowed a Stafford and Perkins loan, you must complete an exit interview for each.
Look for more information from our undergraduate loan repayment and exit counseling page, our graduate loan repayment page and from the Bursar's Office as Commencement nears.
Attend your final classes, and take final exams.
Keep attending class, and take final exams to stay on track to graduate.
You can find details about where and when to rent and pick up your cap and gown on our cap and gown pickup page.
You can also buy Commencement merchandise at the DU Bookstore.
Tell us where you're going.
The U.S. Department of Education requires us to gather information about the post-graduation plans of all DU graduates.
Spring and summer 2013 graduates: Complete our 2013 Graduate Employment Survey. Note: You may already receive and complete this survey at cap and gown rental.
Individual responses are completely confidential.
Spring graduates: In December—six months after you graduate—we'll send you a follow-up survey so you can update us on your employment progress.
Take photos in your cap and gown.
We'll ask you to return your cap and gown immediately following Commencement, so please plan to take any photographs in your academic regalia before the ceremony.