Info For Graduates

Make sure you've completed all the items in the graduation checklist:

  1. Fill out your graduation application.
  2. Attend an exit interview with your student loan provider, if applicable.
    • Federal Direct or Stafford Loan counseling is online at
    • Federal Perkins Loan exit interview is with the Bursar's Office; call 303-871-4901.
  3. Take the Career Services survey to tell us where you're headed next.
    • The U.S. Department of Education requires us to gather information about the post-graduation plans of all DU graduates. If you're graduating this summer, log in to Pioneer Careers and tell us about your post-graduation plans or update your status on the landing page. Your individual responses will be kept private.
  4. Confirm your mailing address and address any holds on your account in PioneerWeb; this will ensure that you receive your diploma 7-8 weeks after your degree is posted.
  5. Mark your calendar for the summer Day of Recognition on August 21st. 
  6. Celebrate!

Update on Summer Commencement 2020

Although it is impossible to predict what health-and-safety requirements will be in effect on August 22, it is highly unlikely that we will be permitted to gather in close proximity, or to congregate in large numbers. As a result, we have decided to include our August graduates in the rescheduled ceremony we have planned for spring 2021. At that time, we will honor all of our 2020 graduates with a fitting celebration.

There are many details yet to sort out, and we will continue to keep you informed. We greatly appreciate the understanding and flexibility of our graduates and their families as we all navigate this difficult time.

Graduate with hat


Although it is not required, eligible graduate who wish to do so may order academic regalia through the DU bookstore! We understand that many of our graduating students would like the option to order academic regalia for personal pictures and family celebrations at home. The bookstore is taking orders now at

Celebratory In-Person Photo Opportunity for Summer Graduates

Following all safety protocols, DU will invite graduating summer students to sign up to take a celebratory photo with Chancellor Haefner and Provost Clark on August 21 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Mary Reed Circle on campus.