College of Medicine and Life Sciences - Commencement

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Special Graduation Packets

Each year, UToledo medicine alumni donate to a fund that enables the Alumni Association to provide gifts to graduates. This includes a cardiology stethoscope for Doctor of Medicine recipients, glass paperweights for Doctor of Philosophy recipients, and pens for Master’s degree recipients.

This year, the UToledo Alumni Association offered graduating students who were still in town the opportunity to pick up these gifts, along with medical student Match Day gifts from our Alumni Association and Commencement signs and the printed program from Student Affairs.

Please contact Kim Koesters at kim.koesters@utoledo.edu with any questions.

Students who were not able to pick up the packets in person will receive them by mail. 


Regalia: Is it still possible to purchase a cap and gown?

Yes. While academic regalia is not needed for our Virtual Commencement ceremony, it is available for purchase online if students wish to use regalia for personal photos. Allow approximately 2-3 weeks for shipping.

Please contact the book store with any questions: Colleen Strayer, General Manager, Barnes & Noble @ The University of Toledo, 1430 Secor Rd., 419-530-2516, utoledo.bncollege.comsm573@bncollege.com.


Graduation Awards Ceremony

The College of Medicine and Life Sciences Graduation Awards Ceremony, originally scheduled for May 14, was canceled. The awards and gifts were distributed to recipients by each department. The Graduations Award program was printed and delivered to award recipients inside the Alumni Gift Packets.


When are diplomas mailed? What happens after Commencement?

After all grades are posted, the college begins the task of clearing students for graduation. Once the UToledo Registrar's Office is notified that students are cleared to graduate, the Registrar's Office posts the degree to the transcript and orders the diploma. Diplomas are printed and then mailed 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, which may take up to 30 days after 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 can I 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 left-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.

Last Updated: 5/15/20