Find information below for students participating in the 2023-24 Commencement Ceremony. For any questions, contact the Commencement Committee.
March 1 is the deadline to apply for graduation. Students who do not apply by March 1 will not be able to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.
Click here to access the Application to Graduate.
*Required for all students participating in the Commencement Ceremony*
Be sure to bring your regalia (so that you can participate in the processional) and staff at check-in will be available to assist you to make sure you are looking great!
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The Keynote Speaker for the 2023-24 Commencement Ceremony is Howard Eskin, SportsRadio 94 WIP’s original sports talker.
Find information for guests attending the 2023-2024 Commencement Ceremony. For further information, please see our FAQs.
A link to the live stream will be available on this web page during the day of the Ceremony for guests who are not able to make it in person.
Guests who require Handicap seating and/or parking need to request accommodations from the Commencement Committee no later than April 15 by emailing [email protected].
Q: Is there an official photographer to capture when I walk across the stage?
A: Yes! Grad Images professional photographers will attend the event and will capture you walk across the stage. After the ceremony you will receive personalized information from Grad Images about purchasing your photo(s).
Q: Is there a limit on how many family members/guests can attend the ceremony?
A: Yes. Each graduate receives 4 tickets and 1 parking pass.
Q: I am an international student and my parents/family want to attend the ceremony. Is there an invitation I can request for them to make the necessary arrangements?
A: Yes! Contact the Registrar’s Office for a Commencement Invitation Letter.
Q: Do I receive my diploma during the Commencement Ceremony?
A: No. Your diploma will be mailed to you 2-3 weeks after your degree has been conferred. But, you will receive a diploma cover during the Commencement Ceremony.
Q: When and where do I pick up my cap and gown?
A: Grad Fest! Information on Grad Fest is located at the top of this page.
Q: Do I have to purchase my cap and gown ahead of Grad Fest?
A: No. The cost of your cap and gown is covered when you complete an Application to Graduate.
Q: I missed Grad Fest, what happens now?
A: Contact the Registrar’s Office by Friday, April 26 to coordinate regalia, ticket and parking pass pick-up. The last day to pick up regalia, tickets, and parking passes is Friday, April 26. Day-of pickup on May 3 is not available.
Q: Is there a Commencement rehearsal/practice/walk through?
A: No. We’ll provide you with everything you need to know at Grad Fest and at Commencement Check-In on the 3rd!
Q: If I said on my Application to Graduate that I didn’t want to participate in Commencement, but now I do, can I?
A: Yes, but you need to contact the Registrar’s Office as soon as possible and no later than April 15 for us to make it possible.
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