We are accepting graduation applications for Spring 2024! Students may apply to graduate in Spring 2024 by February 23, 2024


Students who graduate in Summer or Fall 2023 are eligible to participate in our Spring 2024 commencement ceremony.



Chicago State University offers a Commencement ceremony once a year in the Spring. If you would like to participate in Commencement, please see our Commencement page. Students who graduate in Summer or Fall are eligible to participate in Spring commencement.

If you would like to get a head start on applying to graduate for the next term:

  • Meet with your Faculty and/or Professional Advisor to discuss graduation. They can help review your academic records to confirm degree requirements or provide next steps if any course substitutions are needed.
  • There is a $50 graduation application fee that will be assessed to your account when you submit your graduation application. You can stop by the Cashier's Office to pay this fee any time or call by phone: (773) 995-2029.
  • Diplomas are available approximately 3 months (12 weeks) following the semester you graduated. Students will be notified via their CSU email when diplomas are shipped. Please make sure that your contact information with the University is up to date. You can check this via CSU X-Press. See instructions on how to update your contact info here

Finally, participation in the graduation ceremony does not constitute graduation.