Graduation Checklist | Briar Cliff University

Graduation Checklist & Deadlines

Attention Soon-to-be Alumni 

You have worked so hard to earn your degree. We wanted to make sure we do everything we can to make it a success. As a result, we compiled a graduation checklist complete with links and deadlines so you can make sure everything goes smoothly on your big day.

Please complete the following steps, so you can be eligible to walk the stage at this year's commencement ceremony. 

1. Apply to Graduate

The deadline to apply to graduate is Feb. 15. You may need to meet with your advisor to make sure you've met all graduation requirements and declared a major.

2. Complete Your Final Statement

The deadline for final payments on your account is April 1. If you have any questions about how to review and complete your final payment or how to prepare to repay loans after graduation, please call or visit the financial aid office in Noonan and they will help you navigate.

3. RSVP for "Toast to the Tassel"

This is a celebration cocktail reception allowing graduates to reminisce with their peers and professors while being officially inducted into our alumni association. Event is free and open to both graduates and parents, please RSVP by April 1st.

4. Purchase Tickets for Graduation Brunch

A special breakfast will be offered in the Stark Student Center Cafeteria for graduates and their families. Spacing is limited, purchase your ticket before Friday, May 1st, 2020.

5. Register for Summer Semester (if needed)→

If you need summer classes to finish up your degree, you must register before the end of the spring semester. One-third of your summer tuition must also be paid before commencement. Contact the registrar's office at 712-279-5448 or visit them in Noonan Hall for more information.

6. Purchase a Mother's Day Bouquet

This year commencement will take place on Mother's Day. Flower bouquets for both graduates and their moms are available for pre-order. We will be offering a wrapped dozen roses for $30 or a mixed bouquet for $25. Flowers will be available for pick up in the second entrance of the orpheum. All orders must be completed before April 15th. 



For any question when completing the steps above, please don't hesitate to contact us by completing the form below. We will be happy to point you in the right direction.