Dates and Deadlines

Important Dates and Deadlines for
On-Campus Students

Sept. 11 - First day to file application for December graduation.

Nov. 7 - Last day to file application for December graduation.

Graduation Fees:

  • Master’s diploma: $ 24.45 pay cashier’s office or online
  • Doctoral diploma: $ 44.45 pay cashier’s office or online
  • Master’s additional diploma: $25.00
  • Doctoral additional diploma: $ 25.00
  • Masters (cap, gown, LU hood): $96.30 plus tax/purchase only/pay at bookstore
  • Doctoral (cap, gown, LU hood): bookstore must order/allow 6 to 8 weeks delivery
  • Note: Checks for diploma are made out to Lamar. Checks for cap and gown are made out to Lamar University Bookstore. Bookstore fees are subject to change. Bookstore phone number is (409) 880-8342.

Remember you must pay for a diploma even if you are not attending commencement.


Nov. 6 - Dec. 5 - Period for Oral Examinations and Thesis Defense.

Nov. 2 - Deadline for Comprehensive Written Examinations.

December 2017 Graduation - Information concerning graduation ceremonies may be found on the commencement website at