Steps to Graduation | Greenville | Webster University

Steps to Graduation

We are sad to announce that 2019-2020 graduation has been cancelled due to COVID-19. The Greenville Campus will be joining the Columbia Campus for graduation. Students will recieve their degree within 8 to 10 weeks after your completion date. It is our hope to offer an in-person ceremony next year and we will make sure all of you are provided the information and an opportunity to participate. The ceremony date and location will be announced at a later date: 


If you wish to participate in the ceremony, please follow the following steps completely:

1. Submit a Petition to Graduate

Students completing their degree must fill out an online Petition to Graduate prior to graduation, at the time of registration for your final term. The main campus will not confer your degree or release your diploma until this form has been received. You may access the petition using the link below:

Please note: A student who completes a graduate degree, (including all required, elective, and transfer courses) while maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.950, receives Graduate Academic Honors. Accelerated sequential degrees are excluded from this designation. If you believe you qualify for honors, please contact the campus so they may verify.

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 the release of transcripts. For more information, call the Business Office at 1-800-981-9803.

3. Complete RSVP Form

Please call our office at 864-676-9002 if you have any additional questions regarding the RSVP Form. Please return it in person to Ciera Kilgore, email us at or fax us at 864-676-0601.

4. Purchase Your Cap and Gown - Deadline 

Please note that there are no Jostens representatives on campus, ordering will be handled exclusively online through the Jostens website.


  • From the Jostens website, click on 'Graduation Caps & Gowns' on the right.
  • Click on 'student' under Select your Collection.
  • Select the appropriate Cap, Gown, and tassel. (Note that the picture shows a black cap & gown, but the actual product will be dark blue)
  • Click customize, and enter height/weight, and click next.
  • From the drop box, select your major, and click next:
  • If you are earning your Bachelor’s Degree: Select “Arts”
  • If you are earning your Master’s Degree: Select “Arts” (This includes Counseling, HR Development, HR Management, and Management and Leadership)
  • If you are earning your Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA): Select “Business Administration”
  • If you are earning your Master’s Degree in Health Administration: Select “Health Administration”
  • Verify your info, and edit if necessary.
  • Click add to cart, enter name, and click on checkout. Finish final steps to complete order.
  • You will receive an immediate email confirmation of your order with a confirmation number.  Please keep this number for future reference.  Once you receive your confirmation number you know Jostens has the order!

If you have any questions regarding your order or you miss the online ordering deadline, you may call Jostens at 1-800-854-7464 and place your order by phone. Please note, this option will also incur an additional fee of $20.00. Below is the listing of hood colors so you may verify you received the correct hood when your order arrives: 

5. Accessing Your Commencement Exercise Tickets

Tickets for the Graduation Ceremony are available for pick up from the campus or you can request that tickets be mailed to you.  Tickets will be available on (         )   through (      ) regular business hours.

Each graduate can receive up to fifteen (  ) tickets for guests. Graduates should inform their guests that tickets will be required for entry and that seating is limited. No one will be permitted access to the ceremony without a ticket. 

6. Sending Out Announcements/Disseminating Tickets

Send out your commencement announcements and provide your guest with their tickets. Announcements and rings are available through Jostens

7. Prepare for the Ceremony

Please read the Student Graduation Information Letter completely as it contains additional details. 

8. The Graduation Ceremony

The Webster University Greenville Metropolitan Campus graduation ceremony will be held in Columbia, SC with the Columbia Metropolitan Campus.

Google Map Directions can be found here.

All graduates must arrive by (TBA) to participate in the pre-ceremony rehearsal. The rehearsal is required to ensure that everyone is instructed concerning the oder of procession and events. A staffing room will be available for robing. Flat or low heel shoes are recommended.

The procession will begin promptly at (TBA)Late arrivals will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony.

Graduates will receive their diplomas approximately six to eight weeks after the degrees are conferred by the main campus official from St. Louis. Diplomas are not presented to graduates at this ceremony. However, a commemorative scroll will be handed to you at the ceremony for photographing purposes.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Greenville Metropolitan Campus at 864-676-9002 or

We look forward to celebrating with you at the ceremony!