Graduation is an important occasion. It is the culmination of all your hard work during your time at Fairleigh Dickinson University. If you are a student about to graduate, we want to congratulate you on your achievements.

Fairleigh Dickinson University recognizes its graduates at Commencement Ceremonies that are held once a year in May at its campuses in New Jersey and Vancouver.  This is a special occasion for you to celebrate with your friends and family. Students graduating from the Vancouver campus are invited to participate in both ceremonies. 

Fairleigh Dickinson University Vancouver Campus is delighted to announce an in-person Commencement Ceremony on Wednesday, May 1st, 2024. Graduating students will be invited to walk across the stage in recognition of their academic achievement.

Eligibility and Declaration

Students who are near completion of their degree requirements must declare for graduation in Self-Service using the ‘Application for graduation’ link one term prior to their last term of studies. All students should review their program requirements and check sheets with their Academic Advisor to ensure they have met their degree requirements.

Eligibility for 2024 Commencement Ceremony

FDU-Vancouver students are eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremony if they:

  • Graduated in Summer 2023 and didn’t attend the Commencement Ceremony in 2023.
  • Graduated in Fall 2023
  • Will be graduating in Spring 2024
  • Have 12 or less credits to graduate in Summer 2024 and have planned/registered for those courses.

Graduation Documents

Graduation letters and official transcripts will be distributed approximately 4 weeks after the end of the term.

Diplomas will be ready 8 weeks from the program completion date. Unless stated otherwise by the graduating student, all diplomas will be ready for collection at the Vancouver Campus located at 842 Cambie Street.

If you have any questions about your graduation, feel free to contact the Enrollment Services office at