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 2020 must file a “Request for a Graduation Review” with the Fox School before the required deadline. Your academic advisor will complete a graduation review and send you a list of your remaining requirements prior to registering for your final semester. Click here to request a graduation review of remaining courses.
Deadline for August graduation: February 23rd
Deadline for January graduation: February 23rd
Deadline for May graduation: September 15th
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 email you a Graduation Review, which will list all of your courses remaining to graduate. If you do not successfully complete these courses, your remaining requirements will need to be revised. In this case, please contact your academic advisor..
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. 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. In this case, please contact your academic advisor.
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.
Deadline for August graduation application: Check back mid-May 2020 for details
Deadline for January graduation application: Check back mid-September 2020 for details
Deadline for May graduation application: February 1
Directions for submitting graduation application in Self Service Banner:
Log in to 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).
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.
If you have problems submitting the graduation application, please contact your academic advisor.
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 17, 2020 – March 19, 2020. View below for ceremony details.
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 graduation 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).
Effective December 2018, The Fox School only holds two graduation ceremonies: Winter and Spring. The Winter Ceremony is for students have completed their degree requirements by the end of the fall semester. The Spring Ceremony is for students who have completed the degree requirements by the end of the spring semester.
Petitions must be submitted by the University graduation application deadline (see below) for the graduation requested NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
The deadlines are:
November 15th for the January graduation ceremony
February 1st for the May commencement and graduation ceremonies
Must first log into your TUMail to access this petition – Click here to submit your petition to participate as a non-graduate in the commencement ceremony.
Upcoming Ceremonial Info
President Richard M. Englert and the Board of Trustees invite you to participate in the May 2020 University Commencement Ceremony. During this ceremony you stand and sit with the Fox School of Business graduates. Your name is not called at the university-wide ceremony; it will be called at the below Fox Ceremony.
Date: Thursday May 7, 2020
8 am: Liacouras Center Doors Open
8 – 8:15 am: Graduates report to Liacouras Center loading dock for line up
9:30 am: 133rd University-Wide Commencement Ceremony begins
Dean Ron Anderson 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. During this ceremony your name is called and you walk across the stage.
Date: Friday, May 8, 2020
12 pm: Graduates report to Liacouras Center loading dock for line up
1:30 pm: Fox School of Business Commencement Ceremony begins
Fox School Reception Location: Alter Hall, 1st Floor Atrium
Reception Date & Time: Immediately following the ceremony
How do I order my cap and gown?
Temple graduates are required to wear their school/college’s approved cap, gown and hood at commencement and graduation. You may pre-order your academic regalia online or in-person at the Main Campus Bookstore with cash, check (payable to Temple University Bookstore), Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. Pre-orders may be shipped to the bookstore free of charge, or to a home address for a shipping & handling fee of $15.95. March 17, 2020 is the last day to order online. After March 17, 2020, you must come to the Temple University Bookstore to purchase. The cost of your full academic regalia is as follows:
Bachelors Degree: $73.98 + tax
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 commencement and graduation ceremonies?
Please click here to view the official university guidelines for ordering cords, sashes and stoles for the graduation commencement ceremonies.
When and where do I take my yearbook pictures?
Senior Portraits for the 2020 Templar Yearbook
When: Beginning Monday, August 5th
Where: Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 220
Schedule your appointment at www.ouryear.com using school code 87120 or call 1-800-687-9327 Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch can also be reached via email at email@example.com.
Portraits will be taken in your business attire, and cap & gown. Caps and gowns will be provided.
Please be prepared to provide the photographer with your major at the time of your sitting. Don’t forget that you can use these portraits for your professional networking and job search sites.
Will I receive a yearbook?
Yearbooks can be picked at the Fox School Celebratory Reception in Alter Hall immediately following the ceremony. Alternatively, you can come to Speakman Hall Room 101 until they are no longer in stock. For information about the yearbook and yearbook photos, please visit theTemplar website.
Families and friends of Temple students graduating in 2020 have the opportunity to purchase an Owl Pride advertisement in the Templar Yearbook. They can purchase something as simple as a Hoot for $15 or a half-page ad for $55 if they buy by the early deadline of Friday, December 13. Please download the form and submit your order.
Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or to 215-204-7299.
When will I receive my diploma?
A digital diploma will be sent to our Temple email address. You will be sent instructions from the Office of the University Registrar on how to request a paper diploma to be mailed to your home. Diplomas will be mailed six to eight weeks after the date of graduation to all academically and financially 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: http://sfs.temple.edu/. Be sure to resolve such matters prior to your completion of courses. If you are unable to clear your hold until after the graduation ceremony, you MUST contact the Office of the University Registrar in order to receive your diploma.
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.
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.
Flash photography and videography are permitted on premises for Commencement.
What is the difference between the University Commencement and the School Graduation ceremonies?
The University Commencement is for graduates from all Temple’s Schools and Colleges. Graduates are recognized by School. Your name is not called at this ceremony.
The Fox School/STHM Graduation Ceremony is only for students graduating from these schools and each student’s name and honors are recognized by the Dean as you are called on stage. A professional photographer will be present to record this important moment of your life. Your name is called at this ceremony while you walk across the stage and shake the Dean’s hand. Your name is called at this ceremony.
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, Speakman Hall, Rm. 101 on Main Campus. Announcements will be distributed April 21 – April 24 from 9 am – 4:30 pm. You must submit an RSVP to obtain announcements. Announcements will not be distributed on the morning of Graduation.
Where do we park?
Eligible graduates will receive a complimentary parking pass which will be distributed in your advising center administrative office, Speakman Hall, Rm. 101 on Main Campus. Refer to the Upcoming Ceremony page for specific parking location and check your email for more details as your graduation approaches.
What do I wear to the ceremony?
Temple graduates are required to wear their school/college’s approved cap, gown and hood at all commencement ceremonies. You may pre-order your academic regalia online or in-person at the Main Campus Bookstore with cash, check (payable to Temple University Bookstore), Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. Pre-orders may be shipped to the bookstore free of charge, or to a home address for a shipping & handling charge.
If you are an Ambler Campus student, please contact the Ambler Bookstore at 267-468-8460 to pre-order.
Refer to the Upcoming Ceremony page and your email for more details as your graduation approaches.
Why do I need to request tickets for the Fox School ceremony if no tickets are required?
This same ticket request system is used for the entire University and some schools do require tickets for their school ceremonies. Although the ticket request system states a 20 ticket maximum for the Fox School Ceremony, please note that the Fox school ceremony DOES NOT limit the number of guests who can attend and no tickets are required for entry. You MUST use the online ticket request system if you plan to attend either or both ceremonies in order to RSVP. Refer to the Upcoming Ceremony page and your email for more details as your graduation approaches. Eligible graduates will receive 4 commencement tickets that will be distributed in the advising center Administrative Office, Speakman Hall, Rm. 101 on Main Campus. Tickets will be distributed April 21 – April 24 from 9 am – 4:30 pm. You must submit an RSVP to obtain tickets. Tickets will not be distributed on the morning of Graduation.
How many tickets do I get for each ceremony?
The University commencement (AM ceremony) DOES have a limit of four guests and tickets are required for entry. You can obtain these tickets by completing an online RSVP and ticket request. Tickets are NOT required for guests to attend the Fox School Graduation Ceremony (PM ceremony) and there is no limit to the number of guests who attend this school ceremony. However, you must RSVP using the online ticket request system. Refer to the Upcoming Ceremony page and check your email for more details as your graduation approaches. Eligible graduates will receive four tickets that will be distributed in the advising center Administrative Office, Speakman Hall, Rm. 101 on Main Campus. Tickets will be distributed April 21 – April 24 from 9 am – 4:30 pm. You must submit an RSVP to obtain tickets. Tickets will not be distributed on the morning of Graduation.
Must I respond to attend either or both of the ceremonies?
Yes. Tickets are required for your guests to attend the University Commencement Ceremony (in May). Eligible graduates will receive 4 tickets that will be distributed in the advising center Administrative Office, Speakman Hall, Rm. 101 on Main Campus. Tickets will be distributed April 21 – April 24 from 9 am – 4:30 pm. You must submit an RSVP to obtain tickets. Tickets will not be distributed on the morning of Graduation.
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?
Students graduating from the Fox School of Business the current semester and approved “walkers.” Each student is recognized individually by the Dean as you are called by name onto the stage at the Fox School of Business Ceremony.
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
How do I obtain confirmation that I’ve graduated?
Your academic transcript is your official confirmation of graduation. Transcripts become available for ordering typically two to four weeks after the official graduation date (six weeks for May graduates). You will not receive your transcript if you have holds! Please review the Registrar’s website for details on how to order an official transcript.