Preparing for Graduation

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Preparing for Graduation

Congratulations! As you enter your final semester at Lincoln University, there are several important dates and details about graduation you will want to know. Find them all right here, or email us at with your questions.

File for a Degree

You must complete an application for graduation before you can participate in a graduation ceremony and receive a diploma.  The deadline to file for degrees for FALL semester 2022 is September 19, 2022.


Ceremony Dates

The university will hold its next commencement ceremonies on May 13, 2023.

Ceremony Participation Policy

Students must satisfy all academic and financial requirements to be eligible to participate in the commencement ceremonies.


Cap & Gown 

All graduates participating in commencement must wear the appropriate attire.  You MUST purchase your academic regalia and invitations through Jostens. The deadline date to order is quickly approaching:


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Graduation Honors Information 

Students receiving a BA, BLS, or BS who have completed sixty (60) hours at Lincoln University, and who have a cumulative GPA (including coursework at other universities) of 3.2 or above will graduate with honors.

GPA 3.2 - 3.5: Cum Laude honors
GPA 3.6 - 3.7: Magna Cum Laude honors
GPA 3.8 - 4.0: Summa Cum Laude honors



Contact Information

Office of the Registrar
820 Chestnut Street, B4 Young Hall
Jefferson City, MO 65101
phone: 573-681-5011
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM