Pre-Graduation Checklist

Graduating student looking at Mizzou columns

Congratulations on your graduation! Before the big day, make sure you:

  • Take the MU Outcomes Survey. Be on alert for emails the month prior to graduation which include links to the brief survey which asks about your post-graduation plans and your experience at the University of Missouri. We will use this information to enhance our services to better prepare our students for life after graduation.
  • Apply for graduation at your academic dean’s office. Each individual office will determine the deadline to submit applications.
  • Purchase your cap and gown at The Mizzou Store.
  • Order your announcements from C.B. Announcements.
  • Update your local and permanent mailing addresses in myZou.
  • If applicable, change your name in myZou.
  • Pay off any outstanding balance in myZou. Transcripts and diplomas will not be released until your balance is paid in full.
  • Check with your Academic Unit for any details regarding commencement.
  • See the Mizzou Alumni Association to learn about opportunities for graduates and alumni.

Doctoral students must successfully defend their dissertation in order to participate in commencement.