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Graduation and Diplomas

 

Touro University California holds commencement ceremonies each year at the end of the spring semester. Due to COVID, that ceremony will be virtual. 
For more information on your specific ceremony please keep in touch with your program or this site

click here.

 

 

Terms

Application Date-  this is the deadline that you need to submit a Graduation Application to the Registrar.  This alerts us of your desire to have your degree conferred for specific conferral date, provides your diploma information and mailing information  and collects lets us know if you intend to participate in the annual commencement ceremony.  

Final grades/ requirements: To be able to be evaluated for a specific conferral date, all grades and requirements must be completed and entered into the system by this date. 

Conferral date:  This date will appear, along with your degree,  on your transcripts and diploma.

Commencement Ceremony date:  There is one commencement ceremony, per program, per year. Participation is not required.  Participation in this activity is open to students who have had their degrees conferred during the past year and those who plan to complete their degrees before the end of the Summer term.  Participants in the Commencement ceremony are asked to submit grad applications  as early as possible and before 4/1/21 to insure conferral review and processing.

 

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Graduation Application Process   

The application to graduate is now on line and available to you through TouroOne. Please use the degree Works tool on TouroOne to check that you are ready to have your degree conferred.  Typically this means that the only requirements that you will have left are pending the submission of final grades. Then proceed to your Touroone page  and click on the ACADEMIC tab to find the   “Apply for Graduation” box.  

Dual degree students (DO/MPH and PharmD/MPH) will need to apply for both degrees.

The  next available conferral date typically used for your group will be assigned to you.  If needed, we will change  that date the earliest one after your requirements are filled (courses taken, grades submitted). You will be able to see if your status or date is adjusted on Touroone.  If your program requirements are not met by the conferral date (all grades and requirements) you will be assigned the next conferral date.  

The application will collect/list some vital information from you necessary to confer a degree. Including:

*Mailing address for Diploma.  Since this gets  printed and mailed after your conferral date,  you may wish to enter a new/different address than the one you have on record. 

* Your intent to participate in Commencement ceremonies-  If you plan to participate in the commencement ceremony- be sure to complete your 4/1/21 and make sure your program is aware.   This allows us to plan well ahead and start checking your records for degree conferral.  

Once you submit an application you will be blocked from submitting again but can view the status of your degree conferral and Conferral date on TouroOne.  

 REGALIA-

The University pays for your regalia to be shipped to your home and is yours to keep.    The Jostens site is now open and will remain open until 4/1. 

https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1328416/Touro-University-California/

Click on the graduation caps and gown box-   You will  be asked to select your degree level-  if you are graduating with any single degree (DO, PharmD, DNP, MPH, MSMHS, MSN or any education degree or certificate choose the first selection then the level (certificate, masters or doctorate level).  From there you will fill out your Height/WT and specific discipline.  

Consider the option of creating a log in and password on the site if you wish to check back on the status of your order.

For any dual or joint degree choose the appropriate line because you need a special, dual degree hood.  Please only order 1 set of regalia.  These come with your discipline PA, DO or Pharm color band and piping in the MPH color. 

Some  additional regalia info-

All regalia will be shipped to the address you supply on the Jostens site.  All orders will be processed as received so the sooner you order, the sooner it will be received. Ordering early may allow you to use the regalia in your virtual ceremony picture.   The deadline to order and be guaranteed delivery by the ceremony is 4/1/21.   

4/1/21 UPDATE *****THE JOSTENS SITE WILL REMAIN OPEN TO ACCEPT ORDERS UNTIL 4/9/21.  

 All hoods will have your discipline color on the band.  Dual degree students will have discipline color bands with accent piping for the MPH degree. Doctorate robes will come with velvet chevrons and front panels in the color of your discipline.  Masters robes are black material and black panels/chevrons

 

CONFERRAL DATES

Group

Applications

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Applications close

Application deadline- 

participating in ceremony

CONFERRAL DATE

        10/9/20 
All  10/6/20 1/11/21 TBD 1/15/21
         
Pharmacy  1/12/21 5/10/21 TBD  5/14/21
DO and CEHS 1/12/21  5/21/21  TBD 5/28/21
MSMHS plus students assigned by  Registrar as needed  TBD     6/25/21 
All  5/22/21 5/14/21  TBD 8/13/21

 

Diplomas

Diploma delivery-  Your diploma is ordered AFTER your degree is conferred not the Commencement Ceremony date.  Your degree will be mailed from the printer to the address  you provided on your graduation application,  2-6 weeks after the conferral date. 

PDF copies of your diploma are available in a few weeks after ordering and can be emailed to you to  meet employment or residency needs.  Diplomas list your name, the name of the degree (MA,MS,MEd, DO, DNP  ...)  Major/concentration information  is included on your transcript. 

Your name will appear on your diploma as it appears on your graduation application as long as it conforms to your legal name according to your Touro University California student record.

If you wish to change your name, you must submit a request to have your name changed to the Office of the Registrar along with the appropriate legal documentation by the deadline for all final grades and documents.

Click here for the Name Change Request Form.

NOTE: Your diploma will not be released until all holds (i.e. a bursar hold) on your account have been cleared.

Masters candidates receive an  8.5" x 11" diploma. 

Doctoral  candidates receive both a 14"x 11"  AND  an 8.5"x11" diploma.   

 

Ordering a New/Replacement Diploma

If your diploma has been lost, damaged, or destroyed, you may order a replacement diploma from the Office of the Registrar.  You must submit a Replacement Diploma Request Form either in person or by mail along with your original diploma if possible and a check or money order in the amount of $30.00 payable to Touro University California.

Replacement diplomas will be issued in the format currently used and will bear the signatures of the current institute officers.

Click here for the Diploma Request Form.

If you would  like to order a replacement diploma because you legally changed your name, in addition to the request form, diploma, and payment, you must also submit a Name Change Request Form and all supporting documents. 

Click here for the Name Change Request Form.

NOTE: If you require only a photocopy of your diploma for licensing purposes and not a new diploma, you may request a copy by completing the Verification Request Form.

Click here for the Verification Request Form.