September 2020 Graduation

After years of hard work, now is the time to celebrate! Your virtual graduation will take place on Friday, September 25 at 3 pm (ADT). Over the coming weeks, you will receive more details. Graduates, family, friends and Saint Mary's University community members are invited to watch this event.

Details and instructions will be sent to graduating students by email over the coming weeks.



Fall 2020 List of Graduates


A Save the Date invitation has been sent out to all potential graduates.  If you would like your family and supporters to receive an invitation, please enter their email address(es) here and they will receive an invitation from Saint Mary's.


Plan to graduate in September

You should plan to graduate in September. The university does not recommend students delay graduation to participate in an in-person ceremony.


Graduation Status Email

Once all your final grades are submitted, a final review will be completed to ensure you meet all academic requirements to graduate. Once this review is complete, you will receive an email regarding your graduation status.

Potential Graduation Letter

After receiving your graduation status email, you have the option to request a Potential Graduate Letter online through Self-Service Banner.

This letter is only required for graduates who need to provide proof of an upcoming graduation or international students requiring documentation for post-study work permits.

Note: Requests for Potential Graduate Letters can only be submitted after you receive an email confirming your graduation status.


All potential graduates were emailed a Parchment Distribution Form on August 28.  We are requesting this form be completed no later than September 18.  Graduates will have the option to either attend our on campus pick-up event on Friday, October 2, or have their parchment mailed to the address of their choosing on Monday, October 5.

Details on the pick-up event will be sent to those who indicated they will attending over the coming weeks.

Official Transcripts

After September 25, you can order an official transcript through Self-Service Banner which will indicate your graduation date and that your degree/diploma/certificate has been awarded.


The university bookstore has its online store open for shipping only.  No in store pick-up is available at this time.


Graduation photos may be taken at any time, even after graduation. When physical distancing requirements are discontinued, students may book photo sessions with our preferred company (Calnen Photography) or they may borrow academic regalia from the university and have photos taken with a photographer of their choice.

Academic Regalia

When physical distancing requirements are discontinued and the campus re-opens, graduates may borrow academic regalia from the university and have photos taken with a photographer of their choice.

For more information on purchasing academic regalia from our supplier, please visit the Harcourts website.


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