Instructions for Applying for Graduation Instructions for Applying for Graduation


When you finish your coursework, you will need to apply for graduation to get your degree. When you apply for graduation, you have the option to participate in the commencement ceremonies.

If you are going graduate and do not want to participate in commencement, be sure to indicate that on your graduation application (check "no" for the question "Do you plan to participate Commencement?")

In order to walk in our commencement ceremony, you must apply for graduation during the last semester you're taking courses at ENMU. Please note: there is no summer Commencement. (If you graduate in the summer, you can choose to participate in either the preceding Spring Commencement or following Fall Commencement as long as you meet the application deadline for your chosen semester).

Be sure to note the application deadlines to make sure you get your paperwork in on time.

Instructions for undergraduate students and graduate students are shown below. If you have holds on your account you will need to fill out the PDF version of the graduate application shown below.

Apply for Spring Graduation: Now!

Deadline to participate in the Spring 2023 Commencement: Apply for graduation before March 31, 2023, 5 pm. If an application is submitted after the deadline, the student will incur a late fee of an additional $50.
If you submit your application after April 1st 2023 your name will not be listed in the Commencement program.

Application Fee

Graduation Application Fee Prior to the Posted Deadline: $30

Graduation Application Fee After the Posted Deadline: $80 ($30 application fee + $50 late fee)

Graduation Late Fee Begins
SpringMarch 31, 5pm
SummerJuly 1, 5pm
FallOctober 31, 5pm

Diploma cover mailing fee: $11
If you do not plan to participate in commencement and would like a diploma cover you may pick one up for free or have it mailed to you.

If you have any questions, contact the Office of the Registrar, or 575.562.2175.

Apply Online for Graduation (Undergraduate or Graduate Students):

Apply online through the MyENMU Portal:

  1. Login to MyENMU.
  2. Click on Student Records on the left-hand side.
  3. Click on Apply to Graduate.
  4. Follow the instructions on the form.
  5. If you plan to march in commencement, contact ENMU Campus Store to purchase your regalia.

If you prefer to apply non-electronically follow these steps:

Undergraduate Students:

  1. Submit the Student Survey online.
  2. Complete the Undergraduate Application for Graduation
  3. Pay the graduation fee to the cashier in the Administration Building or pay by phone with a credit card by calling 575.562.2619.
  4. Submit the Undergraduate Application for Graduation to the Office of the Registrar.
  5. If you plan to march in commencement, contact ENMU Campus Store to purchase your regalia.

Graduate Students:

  1. Submit the Student Survey online.
  2. Complete the Graduate Application for Graduation form and submit to your graduate coordinator.
  3. Pay the graduation fee to the Cashier in the Administration Building or pay by phone with a credit card by calling 575.562.2619.
  4. Documentation of all graduation requirements, such as grade changes, course repeat forms and transcripts for transfer students must be documented two week prior to the end of the semester.
  5. If you plan to march in commencement, contact the ENMU Campus Store to purchase your regalia.

Please note: the Office of Financial Aid will automatically cancel any financial aid awarded for future semesters (with the exception of GSL loans) when a student's name appears on the graduation list. If you intend to continue your education at ENMU, please contact your financial aid officer.

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Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony Information


Commencement is a significant experience for most graduates, as well as their family and friends, so misconduct at this function cannot be tolerated. Eastern New Mexico University is a state institution and the possession or use of alcohol or a controlled substance is prohibited on University premises. If you are found with alcohol, or a controlled substance, or if you are acting in an intoxicated or disorderly manner, you will be escorted from the building and not allowed to return. Please help us make this a cherished and memorable event.

Other Items Of Which You Need To Be Aware
  • Alumni Activities – We hope you will continue your relationship with ENMU by becoming an active alumni. Please keep us informed of your mailing address when changes occur. Send any address changes or life updates to: Alumni Affairs at ENMU Station 48, 1500 S Ave K, Portales, NM, or call at 575.562.2125.
  • Release of Diplomas and Transcripts – Diplomas will be available 4-6 weeks after commencement. Diplomas and transcripts will not be mailed for any student that has a financial obligation to the University. Contact the Office of Student Accounts for questions, 575.562.2007.
  • Transcripts – Online transcript requests can be made from the portal, (the transcripts links are in the "Student Records" menu. If you need assistance, contact the Office of the Registrar, 575.562.2175. 

Congratulations on your accomplishment of degree completion. We hope you have fond memories of your time at ENMU. If you have questions in the future concerning your records, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 575.562.2175 for assistance.



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