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Graduation/ Commencement

Graduation/Commencement, Applying for Your Degree

Spring 2022 Degree Conferral/Diplomas

  • All students verified to graduate in May 2022 will have a degree conferral date of May 14, 2022.
  • Diplomas for students graduating in May will be mailed in early June.
  • If you are expecting your diploma but have not received it by June 20, please contact us at
  • For undergraduate and graduate students, e-diplomas will be emailed to the student's Creighton email address approximately May 20, 2022.
  • For your degree to be conferred you MUST submit a "Degree Application and Graduation Participation" by the deadline.
  • Degree Applications are required for all graduates, regardless of whether or not you plan to participate in a ceremony.
  • To apply, Log in to the NEST > Student Services > Student Records > Degree Application and Graduation Participation.
  • Deans of the respective Creighton University Schools and Colleges are responsible for approving their candidates for graduation.
  • May degree candidates - Due February 15 regardless of ceremony participation
  • August candidates - March 15 if participating in commencement or June 15 if not participating in commencement.
  • December candidates - March 15 if participating in commencement prior to completion or October 15 if participating in commencement following completion or not participating

Contact Marie in the Registrar’s Office at 402-280-4023 or with questions.

Commencement Ceremony

  • Commencement is held annually in May.
  • Students who complete their degrees in the Spring Semester are expected to be present at Commencement to receive their degrees.
  • Students who complete their degree programs in the Fall Semester may attend Commencement in May following completion or in the preceding May if approved by their Dean.
  • Students who complete their degree requirements during the Summer are encouraged to attend Commencement the preceding May (if approved by their Dean) or may attend the May Commencement following completion. 
  • Diplomas of August and December graduates will be mailed upon confirmation by the respective Dean that the student has completed all degree requirements.