Commencement is one of our most cherished traditions, one that marks a major milestone for you, your family and the faculty and staff who have supported your journey at Charlotte.

Preparing for Graduation

It's important to track your progress toward your degree and be mindful of how you can prepare for graduation, especially when registering for future terms.

DegreeWorks is an online tool that the University uses to determine if you have met the requirements of your degree for graduation. You can utilize it to see program requirements and track degree progress. DegreeWorks also provides:
  • What-If Audit to show how a change of major, minor, concentration or catalog year could impact your degree progress
  • Future Classes feature to see if a requirement could be fulfilled 
  • GPA Calculator to see what is needed to achieve your desired GPA

Although DegreeWorks is a great online tool, it does not replace the need to work with your academic advisor. It is helpful to check your degree worksheet at the end of each term and also when registering for future terms.

  • To access DegreeWorks, log in to MyCharlotte, then click on the DegreeWorks icon under Quick Links.

Need Assistance?

  1. Log in to MyCharlotte
  2. Select Banner Self Service
  3. In the Student Services/Student Accounts tab, select the Student Records
  4. Select Online Graduation Application
  5. Read the given information, then select Continue
  6. Select Senior/Exit Survey and answer the questions before continuing to the Required Fields section
  7. Select Online Graduation Application and select Continue
  8. Complete required fields (“Graduation Term” and “Program/Certificate”), then select Review and Approve Information
  9. Select Majors/Minors/Concentrations, verify the information is correct, then select Continue (If you are an undergraduate student and your information is incorrect, please email
  10. Verify/correct your diploma name, then select Continue (If you have had a legal name change and the UNC Charlotte system needs to be updated please click here and follow the instructions for the official name change.)
  11. Enter the home town information that you would like printed in the Commencement ceremony program  (If your home town is in the United States, leave the Nation field blank or select “Not Applicable.”)
  12. Verify/update your diploma address, then select Continue (If your diploma address is in the United States, leave the Nation field blank or select “Not Applicable.”)
  13. Once there is a red check beside all four sections of the application, select Review/Submit Application (If a section does not have the check, review that section and continue.)
  14. Review the Application Summary, then Submit the application (If information in this section is incorrect, select Return to Check List without Saving Changes. Selecting Finish and Save will not submit your application.)
  15. Print the confirmation page for your records.
  16. Undergraduate students can email with any additional questions and Graduate students can email with any additional questions.
  • Deadline: Apply for graduation by the published Graduation Application deadline (listed in the Academic Calendar).
  • New & Updated: This process is available for new applications as well as updated applications.
  • Dual/Triple Degrees: If you are earning more than one degree, a graduation application must be submitted for each degree separately.
  • Submitting the application: Once you click submit, the application is automatically generated. Please check all information thoroughly before submitting your application.

Commencement & Diplomas

Commencement is the graduation ceremony held in Halton Arena annually in fall(December) and spring (May) to recognize our Charlotte graduates.

  • You will participate in the commencement ceremony for the term in which you complete your degree requirements.
  • If you complete your degree in the summer or fall terms, you will  participate in the December Commencement Ceremonies.

Visit the Commencement website for information about your commencement ceremony.

Diplomas will be mailed six to eight weeks after Commencement, as long as there are no financial holds on your account. You can check your diploma status here. If you need to request an Apostille diploma, view these instructions.

You can order a diploma replacement and The following Online Diploma Service is available through our official diploma vendor, the Michael Sutter Company. Order a Diploma Replacement and eDiploma Online:

  • Order a replacement diploma - Order your diploma easily online. You will be able to choose Standard Delivery or Express Overnight Delivery. There is a $14.00 charge for each Diploma Replacement. Your Diploma will be printed and mailed within 1-2 business days of your order.
  • Order an Official UNC Charlotte eDiploma - Your UNC Charlotte eDiploma is a Signed and Certified PDF of your original paper diploma used for easy diploma verification purposes. The UNC Charlotte eDiploma is a one-time charge of $5.00. You will receive your eDiploma within minutes of ordering. You can then share your eDiploma as often as you need.
  • Diploma Status - Search the status of your diploma order whether it is your new diploma or replacement diploma.

Have additional questions related to graduation and your diploma? Check out our FAQs!