Graduation Information for Distance Students

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE RECIPIENTS

Congratulations on completing your certificate coursework!

Steps to Receive your Certificate:

1. Apply for Graduation! The Graduate Office needs to have received your application before Monday, February 16 for you to be on the list for graduation. After the first 4 weeks of the semester (20th class day), the form must be accompanied with an appeal and signatures from the Department Chair and Vice Provost for Graduate Studies.
Students should apply for graduation in Joe’SS. The Registrar's Office has posted a how-to video: Apply for Graduation (QuickTime video).

2. Make sure you clear for graduation! Run your online Degree Audit Report (DARS). Please be sure you run the correct degree program audit- every program you have ever been enrolled in at S&T will show up when you search for your DARS. Step by step instructions of how to check your DARS Verify your name and address where your certificate will be mailed* on Joe’SS (Self Service > Student Center > Personal Information). Please inform the Registrar’s Office of any discrepancies (registrar@mst.edu; 573-341-4181; Diploma Address Change form).

3. Apply for your MS/ME Program! If you wish to continue on to receive your MS/ME after completing your certificate you need to apply. Even if you have met all the requirements, gotten a B or better in each of your certificate courses, etc., applying lets us know that you wish to continue with the program. For more information go to dce.mst.edu/admissions

Please note: Graduate certificate recipients do not walk at Commencement.

*Certificates will be mailed to students 6-8 weeks after final grades are posted for spring and fall semesters. Summer semester certificates are mailed out after the fall semester.


MASTER’S AND PHD/DE RECIPIENTS

Congratulations on completing your degree!

Steps to Receive your Degree:

1. Apply for Graduation! The Graduate Office must receive a completed Application for Graduation form within the first four weeks of your graduating semester. After the first 4 weeks of the semester (20th class day), the form must be accompanied with an appeal and signatures from the Department Chair and Vice Provost for Graduate Studies. Forms can be found here.
Students should apply for graduation in Joe’SS. The Registrar's Office has posted a how-to video: Apply for Graduation (QuickTime video).

2. Make sure you clear for graduation! Run your online Degree Audit Report (DARS). Be sure you run the correct degree program audit- every program you have ever been enrolled in at S&T will show up when you search for your DARS. Step by step instructions of how to check your DARS, Verify your name and address where your diploma will be mailed* on Joe’SS (Self Service > Student Center > Personal Information). Please inform the Registrar’s Office of any discrepancies (registrar@mst.edu; 573-341-4181; Diploma Address Change form).

3. Contact us for your FREE Graduation Announcements! Graduation Announcements are available for FREE to our graduating students. If you are a distance student who would like announcements: please contact Clorice in Global Learning to have some sent to you.

4. Let the Global Learning Department know you will be attending the Commencement!

5. If you are attending Commencement: Order your Commencement regalia from The S & T Store. Contact the Bookstore Manager: Mark Gallardo, they will be happy to ship the items to you, or you can pick up the day of commencement please note: if you pick up it will be folded in a package (not nicely pressed and ironed).

Master’s students (attending commencement) will need to order a cap, gown, tassel, and hood. All master’s caps, gowns, and tassels are black.

 richard graduation portrait

Richard is wearing an
orange engineering hood

Master’s hood colors are as follows:

Engineering, Computer Science: orange
Science: yellow
Business: drab

Quick Links

Graduation FAQ Commencement Ceremony Campus Map (Accessibility Map also available) Places to Eat & Stay around Rolla

*Diplomas will be mailed to students 6-8 weeks after final grades are posted for spring and fall semesters. Summer semester diplomas are mailed out after the fall semester.

Questions?

Contact Us

Global Learning
Student Support Services

Vicki Gibbons
Senior Assistant Director
216 Centennial Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-1560
Phone: 573-341-4892
Toll Free: 1-877-678-1870
Fax: 573-202-2396
Email: vgibbons@mst.edu