1. Submit a Petition to Graduate

  • Petitions to graduate for those finishing their degrees in December 2021 are due the departments/Academic Affairs on October 26.  
  • Petitions to graduate for those finishing their degrees in May 2022 and wanting to participate in commencement on May 14, 2022, are due to the departments/Academic Affairs on February 18.  


Petition to Graduate Forms



Petitions will be routed to the correct staff member once form is completed and submitted.

NOTE: An e-mail 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 ten days before release of transcripts. 

For more information, call the Business Office at 1-800-981-9803 or email bursar@webster.edu.

3. Purchase Your Cap and Gown

St. Louis-area graduates may purchase their caps and gowns at the University Bookstore.

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

Or email Book Store Manager, Patti Crosswhite at pcrosswhite@follett.com.

Bookstore Hours
Monday–Thursday: 9 am–4 pm


For graduates outside of the Saint Louis area:

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.




4. Refer to This Website

Be sure to check webster.edu/commencement for updates!



5. Celebrate!

Celebrate the completion of your Webster University degree (and the previous steps) at the 103rd Annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 14, 2022.


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 oacadaff@webster.edu.

For all questions related to Commencement ceremony logistics, please contact Special Events at (314) 246-6959 or specialevents@webster.edu.


Commencement News