preparing for commencement
preparing for commencement
If you have any questions about Commencement or related to your RSVP, please email [email protected].
Graduation Application/Fee: More information about the Registrar’s Office/Graduate Application can be found at my.usj.edu. Login and click on the “student” tab located at the top of the screen. The first screen you are brought to will have information about the Graduate Application and the Graduation Fee. You can also go to www.usj.edu/graduationapplications to find information about the application. You will need to login to my.usj to view the page.
Students can review their application anytime on MyUSJ. If you have a change of name or address you should contact the registrar’s office as soon as possible at [email protected]
The application deadlines are as follows:
- December Graduates: April 30
- May Graduates: Sept. 30
- August Graduates: Sept. 30
All applications received now for May or Aug. conferral are considered late and a $50 late fee will be applied to the graduation fee.
This is not an application or fee to participate in Commencement. Graduation refers to officially receiving a degree once a student has been certified by the University as having met all the degree requirements. Commencement is the ceremony celebrating program completion and is an opportunity for you, your family and friends, as well as the whole USJ community to celebrate your academic accomplishments.
Transcripts: To request transcripts click on the following link: www.usj.edu/transcripts. The Registrar’s Office will accept transcript requests anytime. If you select “Hold for Degree” the office will keep the request and mail the transcripts after the degree is conferred.
Honors Cords: Honors cords are distributed only to qualifying undergraduate students. Graduate students do not receive honors cords. The Registrar’s Office contacts students directly to notify them that they are receiving cords. Honors cords can be picked up in the Registrar’s Office, McDonough Hall.
Pronunciation: Phonetic spelling of your name was submitted when you submitted your graduation application. If you have a particularly challenging name and are worried the phonetic spelling may not be sufficient please email [email protected] to express this concern. Further directions will be given to you via email about how to remedy those concerns.
The purchase of the regalia from the University of Saint Joseph Bookstore is required for every participating student at Commencement. Regalia can be purchased beginning April 4th and will only be available until May 10th. Orders will only be accepted in-person with the exception of orders placed by students in the Off-Campus education program or online graduate programs. Pharmacy and DNP students should speak with their Departments about regalia ordering and pricing. Doctorate regalia is not ordered through the bookstore.
The prices for regalia are as follows:
- Undergraduate Students:
- The complete package is $91 plus tax. This includes the gown, cap, hood, tassel, medallion, and collar.
- If you purchased regalia for Investiture you will need to remaining pieces (Hood, tassel, medallion, and collar). They are $45 plus tax.
- When ordering, you will need to give the Bookstore your name, height, and degree type (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science) to ensure you receive the correct regalia.
- Graduate Students:
- The complete package is $103 plus tax. This includes the gown, cap, hood, tassel, and medallion.
- When ordering, you will need to give the Bookstore your name, height, and degree type (Master of Arts or Master of Science) to ensure you receive the correct regalia.
- If you are in the off-campus education program or an on-line program and are unable to come to campus prior to commencement please call the bookstore for other ordering options.
- Pharmacy/DNP Students
- Please speak with your department about regalia ordering and pricing. Doctorate regalia is not ordered through the bookstore.
Bookstore Information/Hours: USJ Bookstore
Welcome to the University of Saint Joseph Alumni Association
As new graduates, you are joining an alumni network of more than 16,000. All graduates belong to the Alumni Association, whether they were students in The Undergraduate Studies Program, The Graduate Studies Program, or the School of Pharmacy. We hope that, as alumni, you will continue to share your ideas and professional expertise to benefit our current students, fellow alumni and the University.
Consider University of Saint Joseph a lifelong resource and enjoy the benefits of Alumni Association membership.
Commencement is just around the corner and now is your chance to get some USJ Alumni apparel and souvenirs! With a donation to the USJ Annual Fund, you have your choice of 3 different packages:
- For $30: Blue Jay Socks, USJ Alumni Stemless Wine Glass, and USJ Tote Bag
- For $20: USJ Alumni Stemless Wine Glass and USJ Tote Bag
- For $10: USJ Alumni Stemless Wine Glass
With your donation, you receive one of the packages above, and you can feel good about investing in current and future USJ students! The Annual Fund supports so many student and alumni initiatives, so invest in USJ today and get one of these packages!
To make your donation and choose your package, please click here. If you’d like to make any additional purchases with your package, please contact Amanda Burke at 860.231.5327 or e-mail [email protected]. Congratulations on your upcoming Commencement; we can’t wait to see you back on campus as part of our Alumni community!
Where are you headed after graduation? Have you accepted a great job offer? Plan to enroll in a challenging graduate program? Or are you still searching for the next step? Regardless of where you are with your career plans, USJ’s Career Development Center wants to hear from you.
Please take a moment to complete this brief exit survey to let us know your plans—and to let us know if you are still seeking employment and are in need of assistance. We’re here to help!
If you need assistance in figuring out your next step, contact us today: [email protected], 860-231-5893.