Information for Summer Graduates
If you plan to graduate at the end of the summer term, you will need to fill out an intent to graduate form and pay your graduation fees no later than the first day of classes for the summer term. We have also created a summer graduate to-do list to guide you through the process.
FHSU holds one commencement ceremony each year following the spring semester. All Summer 2015 graduates are invited to participate in the Spring 2016 commencement ceremony. Official information about commencement will be mailed to the permanent address and emailed to the FHSU and secondary email addresses that we have on file in March 2015. Don’t forget to update your contact information to ensure that you receive this important information.
Summer 2015 graduates' names will appear in the Spring 2016 commencement program. If you do not attend the commencement ceremony, you will need to request a copy of the program from the Registrar's office.
Your diploma will be mailed to you 4-6 weeks following the end of your final semester. If you did not attend commencement in May 2015, you will receive a diploma cover and tassel along with your diploma. Diplomas are sent to the address indicated on the intent to graduate form. If you have moved or wish to have your diploma sent to another address, you will need to contact your degree analyst to update the address before the end of the summer semester.
Transcripts indicating the completed degree will be available 3-4 weeks after the end of the term. You will need to order your official degree transcript by visiting the Registrar's page and using the online form at the bottom of the page.
Summer graduates have the option to participate in the spring commencement ceremony prior to the summer they graduate or the spring commencement ceremony following the summer they graduate. For Summer 2016 graduates, this means you have the option to participate in Spring 2016 or Spring 2017. If you choose to participate in the ceremony prior to your graduation, you will need to contact the Registrar's office (for Associates and Bachelor's candidates) or the Graduate School (for Master's and Ed.S. candidates) no later than March 1, 2016, to ensure that your name will appear in the commencement program. If you do not attend either ceremony, your name will appear in the Spring 2016 program. You will need to request a copy of the program from the Registrar's office.