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Seton Hill University


A Leading Catholic, Liberal Arts University

Graduation Information

Seton Hill University observes three dates for graduation each year: May, August and December. In addition, special commencement ceremonies are held in January and June for Writing Popular Fiction graduates. Degrees and certificates are formally conferred only at the commencement exercises in May and December, or in January and June for the Writing Popular Fiction graduate. Exact dates for commencement are noted on the Seton Hill academic calendar.

A Graduation Application for degree or certificate must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office before the beginning of the last semester of study and not later than March 15 or the Friday before if March 15 falls on a weekend (for expected May or June graduation), June 15 or the Friday before if June 15 falls on a weekend (for expected August graduation), or October 15 or the Friday before if October 15 falls on a weekend (for expected December or January graduation). 

It is the student’s responsibility to meet regularly with his/her assigned academic advisors, to be familiar with academic requirements for graduation, and to monitor her/his own progress toward completing those requirements.  Students in need of a degree audit should use the Advising Worksheet on GriffinGate or contact the Registrar’s Office.

Personalized announcements may be ordered at the Seton Hill Bookstore or online at Please contact the Bookstore at (724) 838-4223 with any questions.

The Office of Financial Services & the Registrar contains Student Accounts, Financial Aid and the Registrar. Contact the office at or (724) 830-1010.