You had the courage to begin the journey and now you are ready to walk across the stage to celebrate your accomplishment. The Registrar’s Office works closely with our students as they near degree completion and all students who are graduating in December, May or August of the current academic year are encouraged to participate in the May ceremony. Graduation applications should be submitted to the Registrar’s Office a year in advance of the students planned graduation. While this may seem early, this allows our office to review your academic records and verify that you are ready to complete your degree.

Deadlines for applications are as follow:

Graduation Date                            Due Date*                       Audit returned by
May Priority  April 15 August 15
  Deadline October 15 1st day spring classes
  Late After October 15 When completed
August Priority October 15 1st day spring classes
  Deadline February 15 May 15
  Late After February 15 When completed
December Priority February 15 May 15
  Deadline April 15 August 15
  Late After April 15 When completed
Fee Information

Priority Deadline:  $50 Undergraduate and $65 Graduate 
(Those applying by the priority deadline receive a $10 discount)


Deadline:  $60 Undergraduate and $75 Graduate


Late:  $80 Undergraduate and $95 Graduate 
(Late applications are assessed a $20 late fee)

*The deadlines apply to the day applications are received in the Registrar’s Office. If a student submits an application to an advisor by the deadline but it does not reach our office until after the deadline, all late fees will apply 


Application Materials 

Students wishing to apply for graduation should submit the following materials to the Registrar’s Office.

  1. A completed Graduation Application signed by your faculty advisor.
    a. Master’s Degree candidates’ applications must be signed by the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies. 
  2. Copies of UGF Degree planners with course grades and semester completed
  3. Copies of all course substitution and special consideration forms

Additionally, transfer students and degree completion students should be sure to have up-to-date, official transcripts on file in the Registrar’s Office.

Failure to submit any of these materials in their completed form will result in a return of your application and a delay in processing your application.

Download your Undergraduate Application for Graduation

Download your Graduate Application for Graduation


Graduate Application Guidelines  



Commencement Ceremony Honors

Designation of Undergraduate academic honors in the Commencement Program is based on the calculation of your cumulative UGF grade point average at the end of the Fall semester. Additionally, bachelor seeking students must have earned 50 or more credits from the University of Great Falls (including enrollment in the spring semester).

UGF Undergraduate Honors are based on the following GPA

3.50-3.74    Cum Laude
3.75-3.89    Magna Cum Laude
3.90-4.00    Summa Cum Laude

Graduate Honors are based on the following GPA 

4.00    With Distinction

Official Academic Honors will be awarded based on final GPAs and will be listed on student transcripts and noted on their diploma.

Commencement Ceremony Information



The 2016 Baccalaureate ceremony will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2015 in Trinitas Chapel on the University of Great Falls campus. Graduates, family, and friends are welcome. 


The 2016 University of Great Falls Commencement Ceremony will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Ceremony information and details will be sent to the Class of 2016 in early March.


Commencement Information for Graduates and Families


Cap and Gown Order Form


Photograph Order Form



Local Hotel Information


            Holiday Inn


            LaQuita Inn





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