Senior-Year Experience

The Senior-Year Experience is designed to help you as you transition from Saint Louis University to your life after college. This is the time for you to reflect on your undergraduate career, gain closure on your college experience and be recognized for your achievements during the past four years.

Senior Celebration Events

Check out some of the events that are planned just for seniors at SLU. Your senior year is a chance for you to excel and prepare for life after college, but it is also a time to reflect on your time at SLU and celebrate your accomplishments. Enjoy your final days as a SLU student.

Senior Night at Chaifetz

November 29, 2016
Seniors are invited to enjoy free food and a tailgate while taking in a men's basketball game at Chaifetz Arena.

Senior Legacy Symposium

April 25, 2017
The Senior Legacy Symposium is a venue for you to showcase your academic achievements to celebrate your accomplishments. The symposium gives seniors an opportunity to reflect on their career at SLU and how they will carry that forward into their careers and further studies.

25th Annual Leadership and Service Awards (Invitation Only)

April 26, 2017
The annual Saint Louis University Leadership and Service Awards Ceremony recognizes students, staff, and faculty who exemplify the qualities and excellence of service, leadership, and the Jesuit philosophy of men and women for others.

Established in the spring of 1992, the Leadership and Service Awards celebrates the significant achievements of students, student organizations, faculty and staff for their contributions of leadership and service to Saint Louis University and the surrounding community. Individuals are encouraged to nominate a person or organization that they believe exemplifies the above qualities. There are over 15 award categories to choose from. Nominations will be reviewed by a committee of faculty and staff that will select the award recipients.

SLUBRATION

May 16, 2017
Celebrate the end of finals and the beginning of commencement festivities during this special event hosted for graduating seniors only. Enjoy music, food, games and more. 

Senior Opportunities

Alumni Engagement

Saint Louis University's Alumni Engagement staff oversees the Student Alumni Ambassadors, which connects current students and alumni through networking, philanthropic and social activities.

Alumni Engagement also awards the Spirit of the Billiken, which honors seniors who excel in academics, leadership, community service, commitment to Saint Louis University and dedication to “living the mission” after graduation.

Campus Ministry

Every year, Campus Ministry hosts the Senior Retreat: Evening of Reflection. The retreat will be on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 4:30 - 10pm. Spend an evening with a community of your fellow seniors filled with conversation and prayer to help you reflect on where you have been and discern the path ahead. 

For more information contact Campus Minister Jen Petruso at jpetruso@slu.edu or sign up online.

Career Services

As part of its four-year career development plan, Career Services offers mock interviews and an annual etiquette dinner to help seniors launch into their new roles as professionals. 

Other services include résumé critiques, business attire fashion shows and career fair preparation. 

Commencement

You've studied hard and now it's time to celebrate your achievements. Saint Louis University graduates are conferred at commencement ceremonies at the close of the fall and spring semesters. In the spring, the names of individual graduates are announced at pre-commencement ceremonies for each of SLU's colleges, schools and degree-granting centers. 

Graduation Checklist

Step 1: Check your academic transcript

You can find your academic transcript in Banner Self-Service under Student Records.

  • Verify your degree(s), major(s), concentration(s), minor(s).
  • Is all of your transfer work from other institutions present?
  • Do you have any missing grades?
  • Are there any outstanding incomplete grades in courses?
  • Double-check repeated coursework.

Review any courses you may have repeated. The letter A, under the column marked R (Repeat) to the far right, means that any earned hours have been deducted for that course. If it is not correct, please bring this to your adviser's attention.

Step 2: Run a degree evaluation

You can also run a degree evaluation in the Student Records area of Banner Self-Service.

  • Verify your degree(s), major(s), concentration(s), minor(s).
  • Ensure requirements are met by completed or in-progress coursework.
  • Check for transcript and diploma holds.
  • Ensure outstanding holds have been cleared.
Step 3: Check your balance

Check your account balance through Banner Self-Service under Student Accounts. Ensure that any outstanding balance has been paid in full or that financial arrangements have been made.

Step 4: Apply for graduation

 Visit the Student Records area of Banner Self-Service and select “Apply to Graduate.”

  • Submit your application to graduate.
  • Provide your diploma name and mailing address for your diploma.
  • Contact your college, school or degree-granting center if a change occurs after submission.