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Graduation and Commencement:
Begin the Graduation Process

Begin the Graduation Process



You’ve come so far—and you’re almost at the finish line. But there are a few things to do before you can call yourself a Walden graduate. Here are the steps you need to take.






Complete Your Application

Due to the impact of COVID-19, there may be a delay in the delivery of diplomas, certificates, and transcripts. 

It’s important to submit your online graduation application as soon as you begin your last class. This key step begins the degree conferral process.

  Complete Your Graduation Application

  Your degree will be conferred up to 4 weeks after your last course is completed.

  You will be notified of your degree conferral status via email


Graduation Application

Get Ready for Commencement

It is so important to take a moment and celebrate good news during this challenging time – like the fact that it is almost time for your graduation from Walden University. We want you to know how proud we are of your accomplishment.

The next commencement ceremony is scheduled for the weekend of July 18, 2020 in National Harbor, MD. Walden University has been closely monitoring the coronavirus and its potential impact on our students, faculty and staff. We continue to follow the guidance and recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control to stay current in what is a very fluid and rapidly evolving situation, and we will contact you as soon as possible regarding any changes to our scheduled commencement date. Please do not make travel or accommodation arrangements until we provide you with an update on your ceremony schedule.

Travel arrangements should only be made once the full commencement schedule is released and you receive your invitation with your ceremony schedule.

Questions? Contact

Welcome to the Walden Alumni Community!

Once you've completed your degree program, you’re automatically a member of the Walden University Alumni Association. Join 141,000+ alumni from more than 165 countries across the globe and receive a number of benefits reserved just for our graduates. Learn about the Walden Alumni Association.

Join our Alumni Facebook Group!

One of your alumni benefits is an exclusive 25% tuition reduction* on our online degree programs. Take the next step in your educational journey and save!

Contact our Alumni team at 410-843-6140 for information about programs, or explore new programs at Walden


*All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University Enrollment Specialist for details.