Commencement

2023 Commencement

RMU holds one commencement for all graduates Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023 at the UPMC Event Center:

  • May 5, 2023 at 4:00pm - Graduate Ceremony 
  • May 6, 2023 at 9:30am - Undergraduate Commencement

Graduation Application Information:

  • Fall Graduation Applications are due September 12
  • Spring Graduation Applications are due January 23

Students apply for the semester in which they are completing their final classes.  Log into your Banner profile to apply.  Students with more than one program must complete an application for each degree and certificate.  If your program information is incorrect, please contact registrar@rmu.edu.

For students graduating in the summer and fall semesters, continue to check your RMU email for important commencement information in February.

2022 Commencement

View Commencement Book

Commencement Videos

Undergraduate Intro Video

Undergraduate Ceremony

Graduate Ceremony

Diplomas

All diplomas are mailed by our diploma manufacturer directly to your home, so you will receive it even if you are unable to attend a commencement ceremony. Diplomas will be mailed to your permanent address that you provided. It is highly important to change your address before the end of the semester if you plan to move after graduating. You are permitted to change your address to another like a relative or your place of business, not to RMU to pick up. If you change your address after degree conferral, you will be responsible for the postage of remailing your diploma when it is returned to the manufacturer. 

  • Domestic mailing will be charged USPS fee of $10.00.
  • International mailing will be charged FedEx fee of $50.00.

Students with an outstanding hold will not receive their diploma and transcript. Diplomas may be withheld pending satisfaction of all financial obligations (account balances, parking fines, library holds, etc.) to the University.  Settlement of financial obligations should have been resolved prior to Commencement. 

Students earning a dual degree (e.g. BFA and BS) will receive two diplomas, one for each separate degree.  Students earning two majors or two concentrations within the same degree will receive one diploma. Only Engineering majors and Bachelor of Science in Business Administrations have a concentration printed due to accreditation requirements.  Minors are not printed on a diploma.  Undergraduate honors of either Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude or Summa Cum Laude will be printed on the diploma.  All majors, minors, certificates and degree honors are printed on the transcript.

The name printed on your diploma is pulled directly from the information submitted from the graduation application. Your name must match the information on file in your student profile.  If you need to change your name, you must complete a Name Change Form and provide legal documentation to the Office of the Registrar. This must be completed by May 2nd.

Photography

Professional photographers took your picture as you receive your diploma on stage. Island Photography (islandphoto.com) will send you sample proofs via e-mail, and you will have the option of ordering from a variety of sizes. There is no obligation to purchase.