Ready to Graduate?
Follow each of these steps by their deadlines to graduate on time!
RSVPs Required for Commencement
All graduates and their guests must RSVP to participate or attend graduation. Registration information will be posted soon. Learn more about the upcoming Commencement and previous Commencement ceremonies.
1. Submit a Petition to Graduate
There are several times students can graduate each year, and the deadline to petition to graduate is typically two months prior to the graduation date.
Upcoming Graduation Dates and Deadlines
March 2023 Graduation
Petitions to graduate forms due to the departments/Academic Affairs on Jan. 16, 2023.
Graduates are invited to the Commencement ceremony held on May 13, 2023.
May 2023 Graduation
Petitions to graduate forms due to the departments/Academic Affairs on Feb. 17, 2023.
Commencement ceremony held on May 13, 2023.
Petitions will be routed to the correct staff member once form is completed and submitted.
NOTE: An email confirming receipt of the petition will be sent upon submission.
2. Clear Business Office Accounts
Students who have completed all 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 800-981-9803 or email email@example.com.
3. Register for Graduation
Be sure to register for graduation and check webster.edu/commencement for updates.
4. Purchase Your Cap and Gown
St. Louis-area graduates may purchase their caps and gowns at the University Bookstore.
Webster University Bookstore
554 Garden Ave.
Webster Groves, MO 63119
314-968-5936 or 888-467-5657
Or email Book Store Manager, Adam Sessa, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Visit the Webster University Jostens page and follow the instructions on the website to order a cap & gown and announcements for the ceremony in which you are participating. For any questions, call Jostens' Consumer Contact Center at 1-800-854-7464.
Celebrate the completion of your Webster University degree at the 104th Annual Commencement on May 13, 2023.
For questions concerning Petition to Graduate or Steps to Graduation, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs at 314-246-6905 or email email@example.com.
For all questions related to Commencement ceremony logistics, please contact Special Events at 314-246-6959 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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