Steps to Graduation

1. Submit a Petition to Graduate

All students completing all degree requirements in May 2015 must fill out a Petition to Graduate.

Petitions are DUE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015.

Petition to Graduate Forms

Undergraduate Petitions:

Submit to the Academic Departments. Go to to find the department webpage for contact information.

Graduate School Petitions:

  • Upon completion of your online petition, it will be electronically directed to the appropriate department for review.

2. Clear Business Office Accounts

Students who have completed all of their academic requirements to graduate must clear their Student Business Office account balance prior to diploma and transcript release. Credit card payments are subject to a 2.75% convenience fee. Check payments have a holding period of 10 days before release of transcripts. For more information, call the Business Office at 1-800-981-9803.

3. Complete RSVP Cards

Complete the RSVP card for the Commencement Ceremony at The Muny on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Submit RSVP card via email to the Registrar's Office, 470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119 by April 6, 2015.

Click Here To RSVP for the Commencement Ceremony

For Extended Campus Graduates
Notify your campus director by February 23, 2015 to submit your name on the Commencement Participation Form if you intend to participate in the St. Louis Commencement ceremony.

Fully Online Graduates
Notify the Online Learning Center at or (866) 622-0888 if you plan to participate in the St. Louis ceremony.

Graduates/Guests With Disabilities
Indicate your needs on the RSVP card. If you have questions regarding special accommodations (due to a disability) for the commencement ceremonies, contact Kevin Pelzel at or (314) 246-7700.

RSVP to the Alumni Association Open House on Friday, May 8 to celebrate with your fellow graduates and network with alumni before the big day.

Click Here to RSVP to the Alumni Association Open House

4. Purchase Your Cap and Gown

How to Wear Your Academic Regalia [ Video ]

If you are located in the St. Louis area and participating in the St. Louis Commencement:

St. Louis area graduates may purchase their caps and gowns at the University Bookstore, 554 Garden Avenue, Webster Groves, Missouri during the Grad Salute Days. Join in the celebration. Enter to win prizes and don’t miss special graduation pricing on Jostens class rings. Take care of all your graduation needs on these days.

Grad Salute Days
Wednesday, March 25: 10 am–5 pm
Thursday, March 26: 10 am–5 pm
Friday, March 27: 10 am–3 pm

Ring Sale on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday March 17 from 10 am–5 pm

If you cannot attend the Grad Salute, caps and gowns will be available during regular business hours at the University Bookstore until May 8, however sizes and availability may be limited.

Webster University Bookstore
554 Garden Avenue
Webster Groves, MO 63119
(314) 968-5936 or 888-467-5657

Bookstore Business Hours
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 am–6 pm
Friday: 7:30 am–5 pm
Saturday: 10 am–2 pm

Webster University Bookstore
Patti Crosswhite, or (314) 968-5936 or 1-888-467-5657.

If you are located outside of the St. Louis area and participating in the St. Louis Commencement:

Go to the Jostens website

For any questions, call Jostens' Consumer Contact Center at 1-800-854-7464.

If you are participating in an extended campus graduation ceremony:

All students walking in graduation ceremonies at an extended campus should please go to and follow instructions on the website to order a cap & gown for your location’s graduation.

For any questions, call Jostens’ Consumer Contact Center at 1-800-854-7464.

To order announcements and other graduation accessories, go to

5. Refer to the Commencement Website for information on photos, directions, parking, hotels, and lots more.

6. Distribute Copies of the Map of Your Commencement Ceremony

Distribute copies of the map to your commencement ceremony to friends and family with your Commencement announcements. The map shows where to enter The Muny, your check-in area, the location and time of your individual School/College ceremony. These maps contain all the information you and your guests will need to navigate your way through Commencement day.

The Accessibility Map designates wheelchair seating and seating for individuals with hearing impairments for the Main Ceremony. Note that wheelchair seating can accommodate one guest with a wheelchair and one additional guest.

7. Celebrate!

Celebrate the completion of your Webster University degree (and the previous 6 steps) at the 96th Annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 9, 2015.


Call Nancy at (314) 968-6959 or with any questions.

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