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ARE YOU READY FOR GRADUATION?

Join Bryan University students, parents, and alumni as we celebrate the class of 2024 on September 27, 2024 at 4PM PDT | 5PM MDT | 6PM CDT | 7PM EDT.
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Virtual Commencement Starts Now
  • Fall Commencement

    September 27, 2024 at 4PM PDT | 5PM MDT | 6PM CDT | 7PM EDT

    If you have completed your program during January - June you will attend the Fall Commencement Ceremony.

  • Spring Commencement

    March 28, 2025 at 3PM PDT | 4PM MDT | 5PM CDT | 6PM EDT

    If you have completed your program during July - December you will attend the Spring Commencement Ceremony.

*Please note, you must attend your assigned commencement ceremony date above.

Your Graduation Checklist

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    Step 1
    Connect with Registrar
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    Step 2
    Register for Pre-Graduation Orientation
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    Step 3
    StageClip: Customizable Commencement Slides
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    Step 4
    Order Cap and Gown
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    Step 5
    Attend Commencement

Step 1

Connect With the Registrar’s Office and Receive Your Diploma

Be sure to check the email you have on file with BU one to two weeks after you finish your program for a message from the Registrar’s Office with the subject line Bryan University- Graduation. Once you respond to the Registrar’s email to confirm your name and address, it will take approximately 6-8 weeks to receive your diploma. If you do not respond to this email, your diploma will not be ordered.

For any questions about confirming your information, changing your name or address, or receiving your diploma, please refer to the Registrar’s Office email. If you cannot locate the email, please contact registrar@bryanuniversity.edu.

Step 2

Register for Pre-Graduation Orientation

Don’t forget to register for Pre-Graduation Orientation. Pre-graduation orientation is an online forum that aims to prepare and familiarize various university processes associated with graduation as well as the services available to graduates post-graduation. This is meant to provide tips on the next steps and present an opportunity to ask questions about graduation and commencement procedures.

Register Now

Step 3

StageClip: Customizable Commencement Slides

StageClip is a company that specializes in creating stunning, personalized clips for your commencement ceremony! This allows you as a student to upload a video, photo, and personalized message/quote which will be displayed during the commencement ceremony.
Messages from StageClip (noreply@mail.stageclip.com) will be sent to your email on file with Bryan University.

Step 4

Order Cap and Gown

Looking to order a cap and gown for commencement? Jostens and Amazon carry cap and gowns for all candidates. Please note this is an optional item and is not required.

Undergraduate

For Bachelor Degree graduates, your gown color is black. For Certificate and Associate Degree graduates, your gown color is royal blue.

Graduate

For Master Degree Graduates, your gown is black with closed sleeves featuring arm slits. Master of Public Health Graduates’ hoods will have a salmon band color, with a navy lining, and a white chevron.

Step 5

Attend Commencement!

Have you completed all the tasks mentioned above? Tune in to your assigned commencement ceremony to celebrate your accomplishments! We invite you to join us for an interactive, engaging, and exciting virtual ceremony.

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Alumni Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Be on the lookout for an email titled, “Important Graduation Information | Student Action Required” which will come from Bryan University’s Office of the Registrar and please respond to that email received.

    Please also feel free to contact the Student Affairs Department to speak with a Student Success Coach at 623-748-5345 or via email at student.affairs@bryanuniversity.edu with any questions.

  • Any questions about your account can be found in your Student Portal Account. You may view and make any payments online by following these three steps:

    • Visit https://bryanuniversity.edu/
    • Click “Student Portal” in the top banner of the BU webpage
    • Enter your student login information
    • Tab: My Account -> Account Information
  • Please contact our Business Office at 888-355-1546 and then press #4 for Business Office/Student Accounts or send an email to student.accounts@bryanuniverisity.edu to ensure there is no remaining balance on your account and/or assist you in creating a payment plan.

    If you do have a pending balance on your account, you should have already received an email directly from the Business Office to confirm how best to establish an action plan with you that meets your needs.

  • All checks and money orders sent via US mail should be sent to:

    Bryan University
    Attn: Business Office
    350 West Washington St, Suite#100
    Tempe, AZ 85288

  • If you do have a pending balance on your account you must contact the Financial Aid office. They can be contacted via telephone at 888-355-1546 and then press #2 for Financial Aid or via email at financialaid@bryanuniversity.edu.

    ** Note if you already have a payment plan or arrangements with the Business Office please continue with your agreement**

  • You should be receiving an email from the Registrar’s Office with the subject line Bryan University- Graduation. You must respond to the Registrar’s email to confirm your name and address.

    If you do not respond to the email and update us, your address and/or name on file will be where your diploma is mailed and whatever was listed as your full legal name will be the one listed on your diploma.

    For any questions about confirming your information, changing your name or address, or receiving your diploma, please refer to the Registrar’s Office email. If you cannot locate the email, contact registrar@bryanuniversity.edu. 

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Show Off Your BU Spirit

Download your Class of 2024 Graduation Media Kit here! You'll have access to Facebook and LinkedIn banners, Instagram posts, and more!

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Pre-Graduation Orientation

Attention fall graduates! Your orientation is a few weeks away. Pre-Graduation Orientation is a time for you to have your most pressing questions about commencement answered. Register today by using the form below. Please note, your attendance is optional but highly encouraged.

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    Morning Orientation


    August 8, 2024 at 11:00 AM PDT | 12:00 PM MDT | 1:00 PM CDT | 2:00 PM EDT
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    Evening Orientation


    August 8, 2024 at 4:00 PM PDT | 5:00 PM MDT | 6:00 PM CDT | 7:00 PM EDT

Reserve Your Spot Today for Pre-Graduation Orientation

Request Information

*By checking this box I acknowledge the orientation date and time above is only for Fall Commencement ceremony graduates.

Order Your Cap and Gown

We encourage all Bryan University graduates to order a cap and gown in preparation for commencement. Here are some tips and tricks to ensure you are prepared for the day. Please note this is an optional item and is not required.

  • Buying a cap and gown is an excellent way for you to symbolize the achievements you have accomplished and display all the hard work you have put in!

  • Students are not required to wear caps, gowns, and tassels when participating in Bryan University’s Commencement Ceremony but it is suggested.

    For Bachelor Degree candidates, you should order the color black
    For Certificate and Associate Degree candidates, you should order the color royal blue.

    For Master Degree graduates, your gown is a black robe with long, closed sleeves featuring arm slits. Master Degree hoods are lined with college colors and detailed in accordance with the academic code set forth by the American Council on Education Guidelines. The trim color on the hood denotes the field of study. Master of Public Health Graduate hoods will have a salmon band color, with a navy lining and a white chevron.

  • There are two options for ordering a cap and gown.

    For Certificate and Associate Degree graduates, your gown color is royal blue. For Bachelor Degree graduates, your gown color is black. You have two options to order from:

    To complete your graduation regalia, you need to purchase a cap and gown, as well as a hood. Master Degree gowns are black with long, closed sleeves featuring arm slits. Master Degree hoods are lined with college colors and detailed in accordance with the academic code set forth by the American Council on Education Guidelines. The trim color on the hood denotes the field of study. Master of Public Health Degree Graduate hoods will have a salmon band color, with a navy lining and a white chevron.

    • You can purchase your cap, gown, and hood from Jostens.
    • You can also purchase your cap and gown as a set and hood separately through Amazon.
  • Amazon orders can be done at any time prior to Commencement. Please keep in mind it takes 3 weeks to ship if ordering through Jostens, so plan accordingly.

Stay Connected Post-Graduation


At BU, we are here for you post-graduation and beyond. Our Career Services and Alumni Relations department is here to help you land a job in your career field.

Career Services

Our team of dedicated career service professionals can assist you with resume writing, one-on-one employment counseling, interview preparation, and job search assistance, connecting you to industry employers and professionals.

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Alumni Relations

Bryan University (BU) Alumni Relations is committed to providing on-going career and employment assistance to BU alumni.

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Complete Your Exit Interview With Career Services

Our Career Services team would like to partner with you on your career path. Complete this exit interview form today!

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 Lifetime Alumni Benefits

Your journey as a student does not end once you graduate. Bryan University’s alumni benefits allow you to participate in lifelong rewards and perks of being a BU graduate. 

Your path to enhancement and enrichment continues through BU Alumni professional development, lifelong learning programs, and resources such as free course audits, career services assistance, and BU Career Connections. 


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Alumni Relations

Your Bryan University journey doesn’t end once you’ve graduated! Our Alumni Relations department offers lifelong rewards assisting you post-graduation.

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Virtual Networking Webinars

On a quarterly basis, Bryan University provides online networking opportunities to understand market opportunities, seek encouragement, and more!

Visit Virtual Networking Webinars
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BU Career Connections

BU Career Connections is an exclusive Bryan University Alumni platform for you to search for jobs, internships, and connect with employers online.

Visit BU Career Connections

Requesting Transcripts

Your Bryan University transcripts are available for $7.00 through Parchment here.

For more information regarding ordering transcripts, please visit BU’s Request Transcripts page. 

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We Would Love to Hear From You!

Share and tag your graduation photos, memories and stories using:

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Feel free to reach out to the BU grad team with any questions or comments you may have

grad.team@bryanuniversity.edu
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