Graduate Information

Commencement details for our graduates.

students at graduation

Graduation Registration

As an eligible candidate for graduation, you will be requested to complete a graduation registration form on your online student portal. You will continue to have access to the registration form on your online homepage until the given deadline.

Important - Graduation registration is required:

  • To assure that your name is correct on your diploma
  • To assure that your name and hometown are listed correctly on the commencement program

Name changes can be requested online. 

  • Name change documentation is required by the Registrar's office for first and last name changes. 
  • Requests will be approved as soon as documentation is received. 
  • Changing middle initials to full names does not require documentation. 
  • Students who plan to change their name (marriage/divorce/court order) just prior to/or just after graduation, and who wish to have their diploma printed with the new name should indicate that in the comments box.
  • Please note that only legal names can be used.

Cap, Gown, and Hood Order

The graduation regalia vendor is Herff Jones. Please note that Midwestern University purchases your regalia, however, it is up to you to place your individual order. 

  • Herff Jones will ship your regalia directly to the address that you provide. 
  • The regalia items will be yours to keep. 
  • The Herff Jones site will be closed after the deadline; if you do not order your regalia by that date you will not have these items at graduation and will not be allowed to walk with your class.

Illinois Herff Jones Regalia Order


Arizona Herff Jones Regalia Order

Announcements

Graduation announcements can be ordered at your own expense from Herff Jones or CB Grad.

Herff Jones Announcement Order
 

CB Grad Announcement Order

Graduation Photos

GradImages‚Äč provide professional photographs of all commencement ceremonies. Photo packages are available to all graduating students and can be preordered online or purchased following the ceremonies. Preregister before graduation day and receive a coupon for 20% of your purchase of $50 or more. Visit the GradImages Registration page to register.

Diploma Frames

Diploma frames can be ordered at your own expense from Matthews Bookstore. 

  • Allow two weeks for orders to arrive. 
  • They may be picked up in the bookstore or shipped directly to your address (shipping charges apply).

Matthews Bookstore

 

Graduation Clearance Checklist

The graduation clearance checklist lists all of the items that must be cleared prior to graduation in order to receive your diploma and final transcript. 

The registrar's office will be notified the week of graduation if there are any outstanding clearance items that have not been completed and "holds" will be placed on your diploma and transcript until the item(s) has been cleared. Please do not call the Registrar's office regarding these items; we will not have information about clearance until the day of graduation. Beginning the Monday before graduation, you will receive daily clearance notification in your student email account for any item not cleared. You will also be able to view your grad clearance status on your student portal.

Please make note of the information at the bottom of the clearance checklist regarding ordering final official transcripts. Transcript requests and any other documents required for credentialing can be sent to the Registrar's office at any time. We will hold the forms and send them out after your graduation, unless otherwise indicated on the form. You will receive a release notice e-mail, sent to your MWU student email account, when these items have been mailed.

Graduation Clearance Checklist

 

Graduate Hometown Press Releases

If you have any questions on requesting press releases, please email the point of contact for your campus:

Illinois: Nadia Beidas

Arizona: Amanda Jones

Contact Us

Select your campus for contact information.

Questions about academics, banquets, and hooding ceremonies?

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, phone: 630-515-6159

College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove, phone: 630-971-6417

College of Health Sciences, phone: 630-515-6388

College of Dental Medicine, phone: 630-515-7464

College of Graduate Studies, phone: 630-515-6175

Questions about regalia and diplomas?

Office of the Registrar
Phone: 630-515-7600
Email: ilregistrar@midwestern.edu

Questions about the ceremony and parking?

Office of Communications
Phone: 630-515-7333
Email: communications@midwestern.edu 

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Questions about academics, banquets and hooding ceremonies?

Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, phone: 623-572-3300

College of Pharmacy, Glendale, phone: 623-572-3500

College of Health Sciences, phone: 623-572-3600

College of Dental Medicine, phone: 623-572-3802

College of Optometry, phone: 623-572-3900

College of Veterinary Medicine, phone: 623-572-6360

College of Graduate Studies, phone: 623-572-3700

Questions about regalia and diplomas?

Office of the Registrar
Phone: 623-572-3325
Email: azregistrar@midwestern.edu

Questions about the ceremony and parking?

Office of Communications
Phone: 623-572-3353
Email: azevents@midwestern.edu 

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