Applying for Graduation / Commencement

Here’s how to file for graduation. Please read carefully!
You must file for graduation online: 

  • Log on to MY.LIU.
  • Go to Self Service
  • Degree Progress/Graduation
  • Apply for Graduation

To apply for the master’s degree, check off MS on the application form.

NOTE! Archives Certificate of Advanced Study: Students who are applying for the certificate of advanced study in archives and records management must complete the application for graduation form a second time. A paper application must be submitted in addition to the application for the M.S. Please link to the paper application here Application for Degree in PDF format. Check off CAS for the Certificate of Advanced Study in Archives and Records Management. The form may be scanned to, mailed to her at Palmer School, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, NY 11548 or faxed to Amy at 516 299 4168.

For more details on graduation forms and procedures, see

NYS Public LIbrarian Certification Process
All MSLIS graduates of the Palmer School qualify for New York public librarian certification.  Please read carefully the information related to the public librarian certification requirements (as of 1/15) found here: New York State Public Librarian Certification Process.

For students finishing up in the summer, please read the following from the Office of the Registrar:
If you are a September, January, or May graduate, finishing your degree in the summer, or a student earning a September degree, you can participate in the May Commencement Ceremonies.
      1. Student enrolls in final courses for the summer
      2. Student applies (on line) for summer degree
      3. Student gets a Commencement Authorization card from their advisor; advisor’s signature verifies that they are, in fact, enrolled in their final courses. In addition, Enrollment Services must confirm that you do not have any outstanding balance.
      4. Beginning in March, this card is brought to the bookstore and enables the student to get a Commencement invitation and purchase their cap/gown.

Commencement Ceremonies and Ordering Regalia
The Commencement Day ceremonies are held in May. Details on commencement day ceremonies are here.

Once you have filed for graduation, you can purchase your cap & gown online.  Please note that if you have not filed for graduation for May, you won’t be able to order the cap and gown until you do so.

Here’s how to purchase:

Hood colors
MSLIS: Lemon Yellow
PhD: Dark blue
 **PhD Students, please check with the bookstore for any additional regalia that has to be ordered** 

Ordering online only reserves your academic attire.

For more information:

If you are a Manhattan student and you are participating in commencement, you can pick up your cap and gown on commencement day at the LIU Post bookstore. They have also offered to ship your regalia to you for a fee of $7.50. Gowns will ship after review from Enrollment Services confirming your status. If need be, you can contact the store manager for assistance. His information is here:

Jorge Lanas, Store Manager
LIU Post Bookstore
P: 516.299.2639; F: 516.299.3566; E:

The bookstore at Post is open from 8 – 5 on commencement day.

If you apply after the deadline, you may participate in the ceremony, but your name may not appear in the Commencement program.

If you have applied for graduation before but for whatever reason did not graduate, you must re-file an application.

Remember that if you are transferring in any credits from another school, we will need official transcripts. They should  be addressed to Academic Advisor, Amy Ingrilli, Palmer School, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd, Brookville, NY 11548.

If you have any problems or questions regarding filing for graduation, please feel free to contact: