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 by Step Process:
Step 1 – Submit Your Request for a Graduation Review – All Fox School students who expect to graduate in May 2016 must file a “Request for a Graduation Review” with the Fox School before the required deadline. The online request for a graduation review will be available here starting Monday, August 31 , 2015. 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 advisor 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: http://sbm.temple.edu/advising/staff.html
Step 3 – Review your current course registration - please verify that you are registered for the courses listed on your Graduation Review 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 do not successfully complete all of your current courses, your remaining requirements will need to be revised – please contact your academic advisor: http://sbm.temple.edu/advising/staff.html
Step 4 –Submit Graduation application – You must submit an application for 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.
Directions for submitting graduation application in Self Service Banner:
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)
If all of your program information is correct, submit your application. If any program information or your graduation date is incorrect, see your advisor BEFORE submitting your application.
*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 your anticipated graduation date has changed or you have questions about your requirements, please contact your academic advisor: http://sbm.temple.edu/advising/staff.html
If you have problems submitting the graduation application, please contact your advisor with specific details of the problem.
Step 5 –Submit the Commencement 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. The RSVP/Ticket request will be available here starting February 15, 2016 through March 18, 2016.
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 or eight credit hours 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 January 11, 2016 through, February 15, 2016.
Petitions must be submitted by the University graduation application deadline (see below) for the graduation requested NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
The deadlines are:
The University Commencement Ceremony
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
How do I order my cap and gown?
Please note: The cap, gown (made of 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles) and hood are yours to keep.
For more information, please contact the Main Campus Bookstore at 215-204-4505 or 215-204-5578.
What are the guidelines for ordering cords, Sashes and Stoles for the 2016 commencement and graduation ceremonies?
Please click here to view the official university guidelines for ordering cords, sashes and stoles for the 2015 graduation commencement ceremonies. 2016 guidelines to be posted. Please use this as a reference only until the 2016 guidelines are available.
When and where do I take my yearbook pictures?
View the following website for information about yearbook pictures: http://www.temple.edu/templar/seniors.html
Will I receive a yearbook?
When will I receive my diploma?
Where can I obtain information about transportation, maps, accommodations, venue, commencement schedule, and other helpful info?
View the university commencement website for more helpful information: http://www.temple.edu/commencement
Can my family take photos?
What is the difference between the University Commencement and the School Graduation ceremonies?
Do I receive graduation announcements?
Where do we park?
What do I wear to the ceremony?
Why do I need to request tickets for the Fox School ceremony if no tickets are required?
How many tickets do I get for each ceremony?
Must I respond to attend either or both of the ceremonies?
Am I required to attend both ceremonies?
No, you have the option to attend one or both ceremonies. Your name is only called during the Fox School of Business ceremony.
Who Can Attend the Graduation Ceremony?
How do I obtain confirmation that I’ve graduated?
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