Graduation Information (Registrar)

The Graduation Application

Graduation Application Deadlines  

May Graduation (conferral and commencement)

November 21

August Graduation (conferral only)

April 1

December Graduation (conferral only)

September 30


Graduation Applications


Senior Packet

Please refer to the 2017 Senior Packet for more information.



Commencement is only held once per year in May.  Those that have completed in the prior August and December along with those completing in May are eligible to participate in commencement. 

  • Undergraduate students must have no more than two courses remaining with evidence of anticipated completion by the next conferral date (August 15).
  • Graduate students must be complete.

Please see the Commencement Information page for details of the upcoming commencement.



Diplomas are distributed at the designated location for your college after the commencement ceremony.  If you chose not to pick up your diploma, you can have it mailed for a fee of $10.  Please use this form to have your diploma mailed.


Duplicate and Replacement Diplomas

Requests for a duplicate or replacement diploma are made by completing the Duplicate Replacement Diploma Request form.


Latin Honors for Graduation

Latin Honors will are bestowed upon graduating seniors in good standing, who have earned at least 60 credit hours from Lincoln University and who have attained the following final cumulative GPA:

  • Summa Cum Laude: a final cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher
  • Magna Cum Laude: a final cumulative GPA of 3.60 to 3.79
  • Cum Laude: a final cumulative GPA of 3.40 to 3.59

A notation of these honors shall be placed in the graduation program, and on the student's transcript.