You are eligible to participate in Commencement 2018 if you graduated in Fall 2017, have applied for graduation in Spring 2018 or applied for graduation in Summer 2018. If you seek an exception, please visit your school for further information.



All graduates are required to wear the academic regalia that is associated with the degree to be conferred upon them at Commencement. If you are receiving a bachelor’s degree, you will wear the traditional black cap and gown. Master’s degree recipients wear a hood in addition to the cap and gown.

All graduates are encouraged to order regalia early to ensure correct size. You may order at the University Bookstore or at the HerffJones website. The gown and hood are rental products and must be returned after the ceremony. View the Commencement map to see the gown return location.

The last day to order Gradution Regalia online is Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Orders placed after this day may incur additional fees.

Commencement is a very festive day and many graduates express their excitement by decorating the mortar board, or graduation cap. Decorations should be safe and respectful of other graduates and the guests. Glitter is not permitted inside Weill Hall and caps with glitter will be not be allowed in the hall.

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Graduates should arrive one hour prior to their ceremony time and enter through the Schroeder Hall lobby doors, at the south end of the Music Education Building. Graduates will line up by Schroeder Hall in preparation for the processional. Please refer to the Commencement map.


Graduation Announcements

Place an order for graduation announcements either online at HerffJones website or from the University Bookstore in the Student Center.

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