Spring Commencement

Fall Commencement

Congratulations on the upcoming completion of your studies at Bloomsburg University. All the information you will need for this important day is listed below. It's time to begin planning on fulfilling your degree requirements in preparation of walking for commencement.

Application for Graduation — It's the responsibility of the graduating student to complete the application for graduation. If a student has a question or concern about eligibility, contact the department/program coordinator as soon as possible. Sept. 1 is the deadline for student submission for Fall or Winter 2019. Department approval is necessary in order to be eligible to participate in commencement, have a name printed in the program, and for the degree to be granted.

Applications for Graduation are now submitted electronically through your MyHusky account. Please reference the tutorials below on how to complete the online application.

Financial Aid Exit Counseling — If you received financial aid you must complete the exit counseling prior to walking in commencement.

Clear Bag Guidelines

To help provide a safer environment for students, family members, and guests and to expedite entry into facilities during large events, BU has implemented safety guidelines that limit the size and type of bag that may be brought into its facilities.

Gates will open one (1) hour prior to the start of the ceremony

Graduate Ceremony, Friday, December 13

Doors open one hour prior to the event.
6 p.m. - College of Graduate Studies

Graduate commencement to confer master's and doctorate degrees will be held in Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts.

Spring Commencement

Graduation Coordinator

Melissa Buck, gradquestions@bloomu.edu
150 SSC, 570-389-5046

Graduation Live Stream

Graduation Livestream

You can select the buttons at any time to launch the player. The video feed will go live 15 minutes before the ceremony begins. Within an hour after each ceremony, it will become available for on demand playback via the same button.

Cap, Gown, Tassel and Hood— Each master’s or doctoral participant must be attired in an academic robe, matching cap, and carrying your hood over your left arm. A predesignated faculty member will hood you on stage. Academic attire must be purchased online. The option to have your regalia shipped will be available when you place your order.

Undergraduate Ceremony, Saturday, December 14

Doors open one hour prior to the event

10 a.m. - College of Education and College of Liberal Arts

3 p.m. - Zeigler College of Business and College of Science and Technology

Undergraduate commencement to confer bachelor's degrees will be held in Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts

Academic Honors — Honors for undergraduate commencement are based on the cumulative grade point average for the semester prior to the fall. Honors for the diploma and final transcript are based on the cumulative grade point average, including the final semester. A minimum of 45 credits must be earned in residence at BU as of the next-to-last semester in order to qualify for honors at the ceremony.

Honors are as follows: Cum Laude, 3.50 to 3.74; Magna Cum Laude, 3.75 to 3.94; and Summa Cum Laude, 3.95 to 4.00.

Cap, Gown, and Tassel — Undergraduate academic regalia consists of black gowns with wide, straight-edged sleeves and black mortarboard caps with maroon and gold tassels. The tassel is worn on the right side of the cap until the degree has been awarded. The uniform of the armed forces is the only other apparel officially recognized and permitted. Academic regalia must be purchased online. The option to have your regalia shipped will be available when you place your order.


After Graduation

Awarding of Degrees

Following the commencement ceremony and/or the last day of your graduation term several checks occur before you are officially graduated from the University.

  • Once grades are posted, the Office of the Registrar completes a final review of each graduating student's general education requirements and other degree requirements
  • After this is complete, the Office of the Registrar will confer your degree.
  • If there are concerns with your degree requirements you will be notified.

This process may take up to six weeks to complete. Once conferred, your degree will appear on your unofficial transcript within MyHusky and on your official transcripts.

Teacher Certification

Graduates may contact Angela McCabe, teacher certification coordinator, for assistance with the online application process. Anticipated processing time for applications on campus is two weeks and six to eight weeks in Harrisburg. For more on certification and required testing:


Requests for Official Transcripts must be processed from your MyHusky account, under other academic, choose "Transcript: Request Official." There is no fee for this service and all transcripts must be mailed.

Student Voter Registration Cancellation

If you are currently registered to vote in Columbia County and know that you will be moving from the area after graduation, you must cancel your registration in Columbia County and re-register at your new address. The appropriate form is available in local libraries and post offices.

Welcome to the Alumni Association

We're all Huskies for life! Please take a moment to see all of the events and activities you can enjoy as an alumnus. Update your alumni record to receive the latest university updates and access to all of the opportunities for alumni!

Graduates like you play a unique and valuable role in the Alumni Association’s effort to support the university and current students. Becoming an active member of the Alumni Association is also a great way to stay connected with friends after graduation.