The University of Toledo Commencement

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it still possible to purchase a cap and gown?

Yes. Academic regalia for all students is available for purchase online should be ordered before April 18 to ensure shipment is received before May 9.

Is there a summer graduation ceremony?

Although there is not a summer commencement program, all summer graduates are invited to participate in the May 2020 Virtual Commencement ceremony and will have their names published in the spring commencement program unless otherwise indicated as do not publish.

Commencement Program

All students wishing to have their names published in the Spring 2020 Commencement Program must apply for graduation by Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. If you do not wish to have your name appear in the Commencement Program please email and request to not have your name published.

When are diplomas mailed? What happens after Commencement?

Following commencement and after all grades are posted, the colleges begin the task of clearing students for graduation. This means the college reviews final grades to determine that all degree requirements have been met and notifies the Registrar's Office when the degree can be awarded. Once cleared by the college, the Registrar's Office posts the degree to the transcript and orders the diploma from Paradigm, Inc. The diploma is printed and then mailed by Paradigm, Inc. to the student at the address listed on the graduation application. Students will receive an email to their UToledo student email address once the diploma has been mailed. The process of clearing, posting and ordering of diplomas continues for about 45 days past commencement.

To verify that your degree has been awarded, check your unofficial transcript through the myUT Portal. Follow instructions for viewing unofficial transcripts online.

How to update diploma mailing addresses

Students can verify the diploma mailing address that is currently on file by viewing their application for graduation. To view your application, go to the Student tab in the myUT portal and select the Student Profile link found in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Select the 'Active' link in the Graduation Information section (middle of the page) to access your application. Here you will find all of the information you included when you submitted your application.

If your diploma mailing address is different from what is displayed then complete the Diploma Address Change web form. Diploma address changes can be made up until the last day of the graduating term.


The actual honors awarded at the time a degree is posted is based on the final cumulative GPA. The diploma will show the honors awarded with the degree. View the University's Graduation with Honors Distinction Policy for complete details.

Contact Information

For questions or comments, please contact the Graduation Processing department at

Last Updated: 5/1/20