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Center for Undergraduate Advising


January Graduation

Graduation Process for January 2015 graduates

Graduation is a five step process.  It is imperative that you complete each step of the process to be cleared for graduation and receive your diploma.

Step 1 – Submit Your Request for a Graduation Review – All Fox School students who expect to graduate in January 2015 must file a “Request for a Graduation Review” online here with the Fox School.  Your academic advisor will complete a graduation review and send you a list of your remaining requirements prior to registering for your final semester.

All students should review their DARS report and their program information in Banner to be sure their information is accurate. Students should see their academic advisors to report errors or make corrections to programs.

Step 2 – Check your Email - After your Request for a Graduation Review has been processed, your academic advisor will complete and e-mail you a graduation review listing your courses remaining to graduate. If you do not successfully complete these courses, your remaining requirements will need to be revised – please contact your academic advisor:

Step 3 – Review your summer/fall course registration - please verify that you are registered for the courses listed on your “Courses Remaining for Graduation” that you received from your academic advisor and check your DARS report to be sure all your requirements are met. Report any discrepancies to your advisor. If you did not successfully complete all of your spring and/or summer courses, your remaining requirements will need to be revised – please contact your academic advisor:

Step 4- Submit Graduation application* - You must submit an application for January 2015 graduation in Self-Service Banner. You will not be included on the final graduation list or receive a diploma if you do not complete this step.

  • Log into the TU Portal and click on the Self Service Banner link in the left column
  • Click on the Student tab
  • Click on the Student Records tab
  • Click on Apply to Graduate and follow the instructions to complete.

Before submitting, verify that all your program information is listed correctly in the application – your graduation date, your major(s), minor(s) and certificate(s). Please be sure that your name is spelled and punctuated exactly as you want it to appear on your diploma.

*If you have already submitted a graduation application through Self-Service Banner, click on View Graduation Application and review the information to be sure it is correct.*

If you no longer plan to graduate in January 2015 or have questions about your requirements, please contact your academic advisor:

If you have problems submitting the graduation application, please contact your advisor with specific details of the problem.

Step 5 –Submit the Commencement & Reception Ceremony RSVP – You must RSVP to attend both the university and school commencement ceremonies.  Your RSVP will provide you with ceremony ticket, graduation announcements and a garage parking pass.  Please submit your RSVP here.  The RSVP Deadline is January 23, 2015.


Petition to Participate in Graduations for Non-Graduates

Graduation is a time to celebrate the completion of your degree and is a joyous time for both graduates and their families. Students who are not graduating, but are within 2 courses (maximum of 8 credits) may petition to participate in the graduation ceremony prior to graduating. If approved, students will participate in the ceremony, but their names will not appear in the programs nor will honors be announced (this is often important to families).

The Fox School currently holds graduation ceremonies for students graduating in August (the ceremony is in early September), January (the ceremony is at the end of January), and May (the ceremony is held the same day as the University Commencement). Students must submit an “Online Petition to Walk” to be considered for this exception. The deadlines shown below are strictly enforced.  The petition will be available here September 2, 2014 through, October 15, 2014.

Petitions must be submitted by the University graduation application deadline (see below) for the graduation requested NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.

The deadlines are:

  • Deadline to petition to walk in the August ceremony:  June 1st
  • Deadline to petition to walk in the January ceremony: October 15th 
  • Deadline to petition to walk in the May ceremony: February 15th


School Ceremony Information

Dean M. Moshe Porat and the Faculty of the Fox School of Business and School of Tourism and Hospitality Management invite you to participate in

The Fox School of Business and the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Graduation Reception & Ceremony

  • Reception Location: Alter Hall, 1st Floor Atrium
  • Reception Date & Time: Friday, February 6, 2015, 11:30am – 1:00pm
  • Ceremony Location: Liacouras Center
  • Ceremony Date & Time: Friday, February 6, 2015, 2 PM
  • (Students must report at 1:00 PM to check in and line up)


Who Can Attend?
Students graduating from the Fox School of Business / School of Tourism and Hospitality Management in January 2015.  Each student is recognized individually by the Dean as you are called by name onto the stage.

Must I respond to attend this ceremony?
You must RSVP to attend the Fox school commencement ceremony.  Your RSVP will provide you with ceremony tickets (if required), graduation announcements and a garage parking pass.  The RSVP will be available here until the deadline, January 23, 2015.

Do I need tickets to attend?
No.  Tickets are not required for your guests to attend the Fox School Graduation Ceremony.  Seating is unlimited and you may bring as many people as you desire.

What do I wear to the ceremony?
Academic regalia (cap, gown and hood) is required to participate and is ordered through the Temple Bookstores.  Please contact the bookstore directly for ordering deadlines.

Where do we park?
Parking info will be posted.

Do I receive graduation announcements?
A graduation announcement is a small commemorative document announcing the details of the graduation ceremony.  Eligible graduates will receive 4 announcements that will be distributed in your advising center Administrative Office.  Date to be posted.  Announcements will not be distributed on the morning of Graduation.  

Can my family take photos?

A professional photographer will be present to record this important moment of your life.  The photographer will mail a complimentary proof directly to your home (permanent address) with information about purchasing additional prints.

When will I receive my diploma?
Diplomas will be mailed to your permanent address six weeks after the date of graduation to all academically cleared students.  Diplomas will not be released for students who owe the University money or library books, those who have not completed exit paperwork if required, and those who have “financial holds.”  Be sure to resolve such matters prior to December 20, 2014 and contact the Advising Office in order to receive your diploma on time.  Be sure to update your permanent address in Banner if you expect a change in residence before graduation.  International students should contact the Office Of International Services about the full, correct address to be used for mailing.

How do I obtain verification that I have graduated from Temple University for graduate school or professional reasons?
Your final transcript with your degree posted is your official verification of graduation.  Transcripts are issued (unless you have HOLDS) by the Office of the University Registrar, usually within 2 – 4 weeks of your official graduation date.

Where and when do I take my senior portrait?

Senior Portraits for the 2014 Templar Yearbook

Schedule your appointment at, entering school code 87120 or by calling 1-800-OUR-YEAR™ (687-9327), during normal business hours.

When you schedule your appointment, you will receive complete information on how to prepare for your portrait sitting.

Don’t forget that you can use these portraits for your Professional Networking and Job Search sites.

Will I receive a yearbook?

Yearbooks for January 2015 graduates will be available for pick up from Speakman Hall Room 101 in May 2015.  For information about the yearbook and yearbook photos, please visit the Templar website.

Celebrate your post-graduation plans with The Fox School, CSPD, your friends and family!

Fill out the brief questionnaire (Employment & Continued Education) on FoxNet (under View/Edit Profile Data) and receive a free Class of 2015 tee shirt at graduation!