Virtual Commencement Ceremony
A graduate slide will be created for each graduate with their full legal name, degree and academic honors (if applicable).
Graduates will receive an email with a link to a registration system where they can upload a photograph and provide additional name pronunciation information.
Details regarding the graduate photo submission requirements will be outlined in the email. Embry-Riddle reserves the right to omit photos that are deemed inappropriate.
Schedule a virtual commencement watch party with family and friends or share the virtual commencement website link asking them to join you online for the event. Participate in time-honored commencement traditions, such as standing upon hearing your name and degree conferral and singing of the Alma Mater.
Customize your virtual commencement graduate slide with a photo. An email will be sent to your university email address with instructions on how to submit your photo.
Purchase regalia (optional) to wear during your virtual commencement celebration and for photo opportunities.
Share your photos and experiences on social media and tag #ERAU2020Grad
Applying for Graduation
If you are pursuing a certificate, please do not apply for graduation for the certificate when you have finished the requirements. Your center or advisor should submit the appropriate paperwork for processing. Graduation applications for certificates will be cancelled.
Masters students - $100
Doctoral students - $150
Additional Diploma - $60 per copy
Graduation applications submitted at the same time should be charged only one graduation application fee, but diploma fees will be added on every application that a duplicate diploma was requested.
These charges will be applied to your account and are non-refundable. Fees are payable through Campus Solutions. Submission of multiple graduation applications may result in multiple charges.
When you apply for graduation, your records are reviewed and your degree will be posted if complete. If you’re not degree complete at that time, your graduation application is placed in a review status.
At the end of each term, the Graduation Team begins a daily process of reviewing a report of posted grades and checking those students for completion. Your degree cannot be posted until all grades for the term have been posted by the instructors to the official transcript. Generally, degrees are posted within 2 business days of the final grade being posted, but processing time may vary depending on the size of the term and holidays.
- You must have completed at least 45 credit hours in residence at Embry-Riddle.
- Your cumulative grade point average (CGPA) for all Embry-Riddle courses determines the level of graduation honors based on the below chart:
- Summa cum laude – 3.900 – 4.000 CGPA
- Magna cum laude – 3.7000 – 3.899 CGPA
- Cum Laude – 3.500 – 3.699 CGPA
- The honors level will appear on your diploma and academic transcript with the degree information.
For Masters degrees only, students are recognized through the inclusion of the notation “With Distinction” in accordance with the following criteria:
- You must have completed your graduate studies with a CGPA of 4.000, based on grades received in all Embry-Riddle graduate coursework.
- “With Distinction” will appear on your diploma and academic transcript with the degree information.
- Your Name – You are able to enter the name you would like on your diploma, but it must be some version of your legal name. Proper documentation is required for name changes prior to diploma printing or a duplicate may need to be purchased once documentation has been provided. Titles and/or military ranks are included.
- Degree Name – Only the main program name will appear on your diploma – no specializations or minors will appear. Separate certificates are not provided for specializations or minors.
- Degree Honors – If you earn honors, they will be listed below the degree name.
- Term Date – This is the same date shown in the Degrees Awarded section on your transcript. Please see the Degree Conferral section for how this date is determined.
This is not a substitute for the graduation application. If you have not completed the program you are requesting a duplicate diploma for, please click here to apply for graduation.
In-Person Commencement Ceremonies
In true Worldwide fashion, graduation ceremonies are held around the globe in order to accommodate as many students as possible. Worldwide students may participate in any of the ceremonies hosted by the university.
Worldwide ceremonies are listed here on our Upcoming Ceremonies email@example.com
Doctoral and Masters students should be degree complete in order to participate in a ceremony. Undergraduate students may participate in a ceremony if they are within 12 hours of degree completion.
Since honors are posted at the time of degree conferral, if you opt to participate in a ceremony prior to degree completion, you will not participate with honors and will not be mailed honor cords/distinction medallion once you are degree complete. These items may be purchased after degree conferral by contacting the Graduation Team.
If there is a question about ceremony eligibility, it is always best to apply for graduation for that ceremony within the graduation application deadline. If it is determined that you are ineligible for participation, your graduation application will be cancelled. Students can email the Graduation Team with questions regarding participation in a ceremony.
You will receive your regalia (cap, gown, tassel and hood for Masters students). If your degree has been posted at the time of the ceremony, honor cords for Bachelors students or distinction medallion for Masters students will also be provided. When crossing the stage, you will be presented with a padded diploma cover. These are Embry-Riddle’s gift to you for attending a Worldwide ceremony.
Diplomas are not presented at a commencement ceremony. All diplomas are mailed to students after degree completion, which may be prior to or following a ceremony.
The Graduation Team now has the ability to help you purchase any portion of regalia (tassel, hood, honor cords, distinction medallions, cap or gown) if you are unable to participate in a ceremony. Regalia is sold only to students who are degree complete. Honor cords and distinction medallions will be sold only to students who earned those honors.
Please email the Graduation Team, including what items you wish to purchase and contact information where you can be reached.
Contact Office of the Registrar
1 Aerospace Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114 US
Phone: 866-393-9046 Option 2