Registrar Services Location

North Foundation Hall, Room 160
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3450

Office Hours:
M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Feel free to phone us, email or instant message us during our office hours.

Office of the Registrar

O'Dowd Hall, Room 100
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
Fax: (248) 370-2586

Apply for Graduation

Reorder Your Diploma

To order a replacement diploma, please complete the Diploma Reorder Request Form.


Follow these steps to ensure you are on track and eligible for graduation.

Step 1

Run a degree evaluation to review outstanding requirements by logging into  MySAIL and clicking on Progress to Degree under the Registration and Degree Planning section.
Step 2


Meet with your academic adviser to ensure that you have met your degree requirements and you have declared your major(s) and minor(s). 

The Office of the Registrar conducts an official graduation audit and obtains approvals from the academic units. A final graduation list is produced approximately eight weeks after the last day of final exams for that semester or session. Diplomas are mailed to the address provided on the Application for Degree.

Step 3

All students must apply to graduate by submitting an Application for Degree online. Apply to graduate for the term you will complete your program requirements. Use the table below to find your deadline to apply. 

Undergraduate students should apply by the posted deadline. Graduate students (receiving a master's degree or above) are encouraged to apply during their second to last semester.
Last Courses Completed in: Participate in Commencement Ceremony:Graduation Application Opens: Graduation Application Closes: 
Fall (December)Fall Ceremony (December)April 1Last day in September

Winter (April)

Spring Ceremony (April/May)August 1Last day in January
Summer (June/August)

Spring Ceremony (April/May) 

November 1

Last day in January

Fall Ceremony

Last day in May

Step 4

Follow these steps to apply to graduate online. Read all instructions on each page. If you need help applying, follow these instructions

  1. Log into MySAIL using your NetID and password.

  2. Select SAIL from the menu bar. 

  3. Select Student Services, then Student Records, then Apply to Graduate.

  4. Select the most current term. 

  5. Verify your curriculumIf it's incorrect, contact your academic adviser.

  6. Select the last date of the semester in which you will finish all of your degree requirements. Do not select a date based on the commencement ceremony you want to attend. 

  7. Indicate if you plan to attend the commencement ceremony. 

  8. Select a name for your diploma. You can edit your name if boxes appear. 

  9. Select your primary address or enter the mailing address where your diploma should be sent (diplomas are sent six weeks after the end of each term). 

  10. Verify the summary. Before you click Submit Request verify that:
    - You selected the correct graduation date and term
    - Your name is entered exactly the way you want it to appear on your diploma
    - The diploma mailing address is accurate for where you will live six weeks after graduation
    - All your majors/minors/concentrations are listed and correct

  11. Follow the directions to reserve tickets for commencement.
Step 5

You must attend the
commencement fair — held once in the fall and once in the spring — if you are planning on participating in commencement. At the fair, you can:
  • Pick up commencement tickets
  • Take graduation photos
  • Buy regalia from the OU bookstore 
  • Order a class ring
  • Get a diploma frame
  • Order an OU license plate
  • Sign up for your free OU Alumni Association membership
  • Complete the First-Destination Survey (required). This survey is required and averages about 8 minutes to complete. If you are unable to complete the survey at the fair, a survey link will be emailed to you within two weeks of the last day of classes. This data is extremely important. It is used to comply with federal guidelines, accreditation standards, and to measure the success of Oakland University services. We will take great care to protect the confidentiality of your responses and we will never release your individual responses publicly.
Now that you've followed these steps, you're ready to participate in a commencement ceremony! If you applied to graduate for April or August by the last Friday in January, you are invited to the April commencement ceremony. If you applied to graduate for August after the last Friday in January deadline, you are invited to the December ceremony.