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Please see the information below or visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

Students may review the academic regulations, university policies, and program requirements here: To review the program requirements for a prior catalog year click Archives. Academic maps are also available to assist students with course schedule planning.

Commencement is a ceremony to celebrate and recognize recent and upcoming graduates in the current academic year. Please note that participation in commencement is not a confirmation of graduation from your program and diplomas are not issued at the event. See Diplomas for more information about receiving your diploma.

Undergraduate Commencement

Students earning a degree in the current academic year will be invited to participate in the commencement ceremony held annually each spring. This includes students who graduated in the most recently completed fall or winter term, and students with at least 100 credits (including in-progress) who will be completing all remaining requirements in the upcoming spring or summer term. Please visit the Commencement website for more information and details about the event.

Graduate Commencement

Students earning a degree, or sixth-year certificate, in the current academic year must complete the Commencement Participation Form online to participate in the commencement ceremony held annually each spring. Please visit the Commencement website for more information and details about the event.

Contact the auditor for your major listed below with any graduation questions, or contact your academic advisor with questions about your degree requirements.

Auditor Major
Andre Scott
Assistant Registrar
(203) 392-5308
All Graduate Programs
Nuncia Moniello
Assistant Registrar
(203) 392-5313
Undergraduate Programs:

  • Accounting Certificate
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Elementary Education
  • Exploratory
  • General Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
Jaime Alexander
Assistant Registrar
(203) 392-8048
Undergraduate Programs:

  • Anthropology
  • Athletic Training
  • Communication
  • Communication Disorders
  • Exercise & Sport Science
  • French
  • German
  • Healthcare Studies
  • Health Science
  • Italian
  • Journalism
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Physical Education
  • Recreation & Leisure
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Sport Management
  • Theatre
Sarah Greco
Assistant Registrar
(203) 392-5950
Undergraduate Programs:

  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Sci.
  • Data Science
  • Earth Science
  • Early Childhood Education
  • English
  • Environmental Systems & Sustainability
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information Management & Services
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Public Health
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Studio Art


Diplomas are issued when a student has successfully completed all degree and program requirements. Parchment, Inc. is the official provider of official diplomas for Southern. The Registrar’s Office begins awarding degrees once grades are posted at the end of each term or part-of-term (est. time: 2-4 weeks).

Expected Delivery Times

Once the degree has been awarded, students are notified in their Southern email within 1-2 weeks with instructions on how to access their official transcript and e-diploma to share with family, friends, and employers.  A paper diploma/certificate will be issued to the mailing address on file within 4-6 weeks.  There is no fee charged for the original diploma/certificate. Diplomas are not issued at Commencement event.

Diploma Information 
Your diploma name, degree, major, and Latin honors (if applicable). Concentrations and minors are not printed on the diploma but will be noted on the transcript. Please email your degree auditor to update the name you would like printed on your diploma/certificate, prior to your degree being awarded.

Reprints and Replacements

Students may order a duplicate or replacement diploma for a non-refundable $25 fee charged at the time of order.

Degree Evaluation

Students may log into Banner Student (see Records and Registration) to review their degree evaluation.  The degree evaluation outlines the graduation requirements for a student's program. 

Graduation Checklist

Students may select the 'Graduation Checklist' view to verify outstanding requirements as they prepare for their final semester(s).  All program requirements will be listed as either complete, in-progress, or not complete according to the legend below.  

Degree Evaluation

Students may be eligible to receive Latin Honors for an undergraduate degree program based on their cumulative grade point average:

  • 3.5-3.69 (Cum Laude)
  • 3.7-3.89 (Magna Cum Laude)
  • 3.9-4.0 (Summa Cum Laude)

Latin honors will be confirmed upon completion of a degree program and awarded on both the official transcript and diploma for students who earn at least 45 credits at Southern towards an undergraduate degree. To read the policy in full please visit the Undergraduate Catalog>>Latin Honors.

Eligible students are recognized at the Senior Honors Convocation Ceremony (see Convocation event details) and Commencement Ceremony (see Commencement event details).