Pre-Graduation Checklist

Congratulations on your graduation! Before the big day, make sure you complete the following tasks.

  • Submit your graduation application in myZou.
    • Apply for the term you expect to complete your degree, even if that is different from when you’ll participate in a ceremony.
  • Update your diploma name and address, if necessary, within the graduation application. Changes to your last name require a formal request and documentation.
  • Graduates who have restricted release of their directory information can choose within the graduation application whether to be included in the Commencement program.
  • Pay off any outstanding balance in myZou, including the $75 graduation fee (undergraduates only, beginning Spring 2022). Transcripts and diplomas will not be released until your balance is paid in full.
  • Purchase your cap and gown at The Mizzou Store.
  • Order your announcements from C.B. Announcements.
  • Purchase graduation bouquets from Tiger Garden.
  • Pre-register for your graduation ceremony photos with GradImages.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If you live in a campus residence hall, you may stay in your current Residential Life assignment throughout commencement weekend. Contact Residential Life for more information.