Are you ready to graduate? Here’s what you need to do to receive your diploma.
Observe Graduation Deadlines
Your application must be received by the deadline to hear from Graduation Services before your final term registration date.
|If you plan to graduate...||Your graduation application is due...|
|Fall Term||Fourth week of summer term|
|Winter Term||Fourth week of fall term|
|Spring Term||Fourth week of winter term|
|Summer Term||Fourth week of spring term|
Meet Graduation Requirements
To be eligible for graduation, all associate degree and certificate students must–
Apply for Graduation
Once you’ve met the requirements and your graduation application is due, it’s time to apply to graduate.
Complete the Application for a Certificate or Degree and submit it to Graduation Services, Bldg. 2 Rm. 200 (Salem campus) or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need to submit a separate application for each degree or certificate you have completed.
Graduation Services will review your completed graduation requirements and notify you by mail if –
Attend the Commencement Ceremony
Chemeketa’s Commencement Ceremony is held each June at the Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion in Salem. While you do not have to participate in the ceremony to graduate, it is one opportunity to celebrate your accomplishments with your family, friends and classmates.
Our Commencement Ceremony page has more information about ordering your cap and gown, tickets for guests and attending the event.
Receive Your Diploma or Certificate
If you’ve met the graduation application deadline, your diploma or certificate will be processed within 7-10 weeks.
Applications received outside of normal processing times will take 4-6 weeks and will be mailed to the address on record.
Replacement diplomas are $10 and can be requested by submitting a Diploma Replacement Request form. Your replacement diploma will be mailed to the address you list on the form 4-6 weeks after your request and payment are submitted.