Commencement & Graduation Information Center

Saginaw Valley State University wishes to extend congratulations to the graduating students and their families on this festive occasion. Commencement marks the culmination of our students' college experiences and commemorates the beginning of their very promising futures. Please join us for this special celebration.

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Sierra Avery

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Imran Khan

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Pedro Marin

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Ra'Ven Miller

International students from 17 countries
Have walked across the Commencement stage to date
of Females made up of the graduating class
Military members graduated
Graduate's average GPA
Students studied abroad

All statistics are as of 2018-2019.


Commencement is the ceremony signifying graduation, in which participants will walk across the stage to receive their diploma cover and a letter of congratulations. 

Graduation is when the degree audits have been reviewed (multiple times) and have been approved. The final review takes place after all grades have been received in the student's last semester. Final approval of the degree audit is issued by the Registrar's Office.

There are three graduation dates throughout the year, at the end of the Fall semester (December), at the end of the Winter semester (May), and at the end of the Summer semester (August).

There are two commencement ceremonies, one at the end of Fall semester (December) and one at the end of Winter semester (May).

For more information, please see the Graduation and Commencement sites.


Office of the Registrar
Wickes Hall 151

Alumni Relations
Wickes Hall 160

Office of Disability Services
Wickes Hall 260