Important Dates

Apply for Graduation

All students must apply for graduation. The application must be submitted at the beginning of the term in which you plan to complete your degree requirements. This application is required, regardless of whether or not you plan on participating in the graduation commencement ceremony. Conferral of a degree cannot occur if an application is not received. The graduation application begins the academic certification and degree conferral process.

Students who have applied for graduation by the established deadline and have successfully completed all academic requirements are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony. Students who do not apply for graduation by the deadline forfeit their inclusion in the commencement ceremony and program.

How to Apply for Graduation

The Application for Graduation is located on the goStockton Portal on the Student Services Tab in the Registration Tools box. The link is located in Registration Tools. The graduation fee is used to cover the cost of commencement regalia, diplomas and covers, the yearbook, the commencement reception, and other graduation-related expenses. The $165 fee will be charged to your account within 10-15 business days. The fee for late applications after the deadline is $225. Please obtain, complete and submit your application by the application deadlines:

Fall - October 1
Spring - February 1
Summer - June 15 

If you are unsure about your graduation status, review your degree audit or seek advising from your preceptor or the Center for Academic Advising. If your graduation application is denied, you will need to reapply at the beginning of the term in which you plan to complete your degree requirements. 

Attend Grad Finale

Grad Finale 
April 20 & 21, 2020
10:00am - 6:00pm
Campus Center Event Room

Receive your cap, gown, guest tickets, and more!

Our regalia vendor, Jostens, will be on campus for these two days ONLY. For individuals who are between 4'10" and 7'0" gown fitting and distribution will be done on-site. Individuals who do not fall within this height range should email by April 1 to make alternate arrangements.

Individuals who are unable to attend this event should have someone attend in their behalf, they will need to know the graduate's height and z-number.

Graduates who have had Federal Direct Loans while at Stockton need to complete their EXIT counseling.Graduates will not be permitted to pick up their cap and gown if they have not completed their EXIT counseling. If they are unsure, please contact Financial Aid at (609) 652-4203.


Attend Graduate Toast

Graduate Toast
Summer/Fall 2019 Graduates: December 5, 2019
Spring 2020 Graduates: April 23, 2020
Doors open at 4:30pm, program begins at 5:00pm
Campus Center Event Room

Come celebrate your accomplishment with fellow graduates, faculty and staff!
Photos, Fun, Gifts & Prizes
Casual attire.

Commencement Ceremonies happen once a year in May. Graduates from the previous Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters are invited to participate.