Preparing for Graduation  

Female graduate in cap and gown

Final Examination Schedule for Degree Candidates: Students who have made application for Spring Commencement are required to complete final examinations May 11th-12th..  If plans change, students must notify the Registrar in writing.

Academic Clearance: Degree Candidates will be notified of their graduation status by May 21st via their Tuskegee University TigerWeb account.  Click on "Graduation Clearance" under Academic Planning. Students should contact the Office of Information Technology at 334-727-8040 if they have problems with their TigerWeb account. NOTE: All persons participating in Spring Commencement Exercises must have fully completed ALL degree requirements!! No exceptions!!  

  • If a student does not complete the academic requirements, a new application must be filed for a subsequent graduation.  A separate application fee must be paid with each application.

Diploma Fees: Diploma fees (this is the same Fee as your Graduation Application Fee) has increased from $30 to $35 per degree and must be paid at the Cashier's window, Kresge Center, by April 30, one month in advance of graduation.  Students who are double majors must pay $35 each. Students who wish to purchase more than one of the same degree must notify the Registrar.  The deadline for ordering a duplicate diploma is February 1.

Financial Clearance: All degree candidates must clear financial accounts in the Bursar's Office, and complete an EXIT INTERVIEW in the Financial Aid and Loan Collections Offices no later than May 14th.

Exit Interviews: It is mandatory for all students to schedule an exit interview to be conducted in Financial Aid and Loan Collections.  Degree Candidates will not be financially cleared for graduation unless they have completed their Exit Interviews and satisfied their financial obligations.

Invitations, Rings, Cap and Gown Rentals: For information on ordering Commencement regalia and invitations, contact the Campus Bookstore at 334-727-8844.  Candidates for honors must qualify one semester prior to Commencement.  Students are permitted to keep honors' regalia.

Non-participation: All Candidates who do not plan to participate in Commencement Exercises must notify the Registrar in writing before April 30th


To view the Requirements for Graduation, please see page 21 of the TU Academic Regulations and Procedures by CLICKING HERE.

For additional information regarding Commencement clearance, please contact the Office of the Provost at 334-727-8164.