Application for Graduation Form | Briar Cliff University

Apply to Graduate

Current students and anticipated graduates, complete the form below to apply to graduate from Briar Cliff University. Your application will not be processed if you haven't declared your major. There is a graduation fee of $100 to cover the cost of the diploma and all administrative costs associated with graduation. If you have any further questions, please contact the registrar's office.

Cap & Gown Fee

If you are participating in commencement, you will be charged a cap-and-gown fee by the Bookstore that will be added to your student account. Contact the Business Office with any questions.


The commencement ceremony will be held in the Newman Flanagan Center on the Briar Cliff campus. Due to limited capacity, each graduating student will be issued a maximum of 4 tickets for their family and friends. The ceremony will also be available via livestream in the St. Francis Center on campus and online.

Phonetic Spelling

On the application, you will be asked to phonetically spell your first and last name. Your name may not be pronounced correctly if you do not include the phonetic spelling. For more information on phonetic spelling, see the guide below.

Pronunciation Guide (PDF)

Pronunciation guide for phonetic spelling of names.


Students applying for graduation after the February deadline will NOT be able to walk in the May commencement ceremony.


Graduation Application Form

Please complete each field:

Due to the capacity of the Newman Flanagan Center, graduating students may request a maximum of 4 tickets. If you need more than 4, check the box indicating that you'd like to have your name placed on the wait list for additional tickets. This list is first come-first serve and DOES NOT guarantee that additional tickets will be available.