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Congratulations Graduates!

Please read the information below carefully.


Graduation Application

You must submit an application for May 2020 graduation in TUPortal no later than February 1, 2020.

Once you have confirmed with your academic advisor that you are ready to apply for graduation, navigate to the graduation application on Self Service Banner (SSB). Please contact your advisor with any questions during the application process. Also, be sure to adhere to the application deadlines.

To locate the Application for Graduation link:

  • Log into TUPortal and click on the Self Service Banner link in the left column
  • Click on Student Tools near the top of the page
  • Navigate to the “Records” channel, normally located on the right side of the page under the “Registration” channel
  • Click on the Apply to Graduate button. After submitting your application, click on View Graduation Application to view the application status.

Spring Graduation

Congratulations May 2020 graduates! Please read the information below carefully. All in-person commencement exercises have been postponed, but University and School-wide virtual celebrations are being planned for May 2020:

Temple University’s Virtual Commencement and Graduate Celebrations

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Link coming soon. Additional information for graduates can be found on the University’s Commencement website.

The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management Virtual Commencement and Graduate Celebrations

Friday, May 8, 2020

Link coming soon


Frequently Asked Questions

Will I Receive A Yearbook? When And Where Do I Take My Yearbook Photo?

All undergraduate students who are graduating are entitled to receive a yearbook. Yearbooks are published once a year in May and are available from the School.

Temple University sends out emails regarding Senior Portraits for the Templar yearbook. Instructions are received starting in the summer prior to your graduating year. If you have not taken your senior portrait with Prestige by Lifetouch by December of your graduating year, you will not make the publication deadline to be in that year’s book. To contact Prestige, please call the Scheduling Manager at 1-800-334-1531, ext. 2190.

For information about the yearbook and yearbook photos, please visit the Templar website.


When Will I Receive My Diploma?

The name appearing on the official diploma will be the student’s legal name listed on the official academic record. Students must verify that their legal name is correct. If the legal name needs to be updated, students can submit a Personal Information change form. Unresolved financial obligations will prevent the release of the official diploma.

Undergraduate and graduate students will receive their digital diploma 4-6 weeks after their school/college confirms the completion of degree requirements. After the digital diploma has been issued, students will receive instructions to request one copy of their print diploma at no additional cost.

Diploma frames can be ordered through the University Bookstore.