Graduation Information

Deadlines to apply for graduation




Graduation Date  Apply Deadline
Summer 2022 May 27, 2022
Fall 2022 February 11, 2022
Spring 2023 September 9, 2022


Graduate Students

Graduation Date  Apply Deadline
Summer 2022 May 27, 2022
Fall 2022 October 14, 2022
Spring 2023 March 7, 2023


Graduation Fees

Graduate Students - $70.00

Undergraduate Students - $50.00

Post-Master's Degree Certificates - $25.00


A late fee for graduation will be accessed the day after the deadline to apply for graduation.

All accounts must be reconciled to zero dollars prior to the diploma being released. Failure to do so will result in your diploma being withheld.


Graduation Audit Appointments

It is important to apply early or by the deadline for graduation and to complete your graduation audit appointment to make sure that you are ready to graduate. Graduation audits are provided for students who have applied for graduation only.  All other students must see their academic advisor.  Graduation audits are provided via campus email accounts.

To request an audit, please call 304-367-4659 or email Please check your campus email account often for degree audit update information.  Master's degree students should see their Department advisor for degree audits.  Regents Bachelor of Arts students will need to meet with Pamela Stephens for degree audit information.  All education majors will see the College of Education for degree auditing.

**Please note: graduation audits will not be processed during the months that Commencement Ceremonies are held (November and April)


Commencement Information Notes

Check your campus email account often for ceremony updates. You may also visit the Commencement webpage here.



Cap and gown is required to participate in Commencement. You may place your order at: by October 31st, 2022. After this date, please contact the bookstore directly at 304-333-3636 to inquire about placing an order.

You must complete the following steps before you are allowed to graduate:

Apply to graduate

All students must first apply to graduate.  Follow the instructions on how to apply to graduate online.                          

How to apply to Graduate Online:

  1. Log into ""
  2. Select FELiX/Student Self-Service from the Student Links Card
  3. Next Select Student Profile
  4. Then Select 'Apply for Graduation'
  5. Follow screen prompts 


Check for any outstanding fees and holds

  • Students are not allowed to receive diplomas or Official transcripts if there are any unpaid fees or financial holds on their accounts. Please log into to check your account balance.
  • Once you have applied for graduation, a reapply hold will be placed onto your account just before registration for the following term. This hold is to prevent pending graduates from registering for a term past their graduation date without reapplying for admission.


A Note from the Career Development Center:

Please take a few minutes to fill out your graduation survey to provide Fairmont State University Career Development Center trending jobs for your major, where your classmates are working and top employers at our university.

As a thank you, for completing the survey by December 16, 2022, you will be entered to win a $250 Amazon gift card. We look forward to sharing the wonderful accomplishments of the Class of 2022 at Fairmont State University.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Fairmont State University Career Development Center at or (304) 367 4541.

To begin the survey, you will need to setup an account in Handshake using your Fairmont State email address.

Click the "Link” below to get started!