RSVPs Required for Commencement

Commencement will be held on May 11, 2024. All graduates and their guests must RSVP to participate or attend graduation. Online registration is open.

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

May 2024 Graduation

Petitions to graduate forms due to the departments/Academic Affairs on Feb. 16, 2024.

Commencement ceremony held on May 11, 2024.

Petition to Graduate Forms

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

4. Purchase Your Cap and Gown

Graduates are required to wear a cap and gown for graduation ceremonies. Current/former members of the military may opt to wear dress uniforms.

All students will need to order caps and gowns  online through Jostens. The deadline to order is April 4. Once you complete your order, you will receive a confirmation email from Jostens. Your order is not complete until your receive the confirmation email.

Please Note: If you are an undergraduate and already ordered your cap and gown and your regalia came with an undergraduate hood, we will be switching to undergraduate stoles. You may exchange your hooded gown by contacting the Webster University Bookstore at 314-968-5936 or 888-467-5657. The bookstore is located at 554 Garden Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119. It is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday.


5. Celebrate!

Celebrate the completion of your Webster University degree at the 105th Annual Commencement on May 11, 2024.

Student celebrating graduation


For questions concerning Petition to Graduate or Steps to Graduation, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs at 314-246-6905 or email

For all questions related to Commencement ceremony logistics, please contact Special Events at 314-246-6959 or

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