March 8 Communication

 Commencement is fast approaching!

According to our records, you have applied to graduate this spring. Please find below important information as you plan for your commencement ceremony.

Grad Fair

You may purchase your cap and gown at the Grad Fair, scheduled for Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15, from 10 am until 5 pm in the bookstore, located in the University Center adjacent to the McKinley Cafe.

Honor cords will also be available for purchase at the Bookstore beginning March 14. All degree candidates who qualify for honor cords will receive an email notification from the registrar’s office by March 10.

Cap and gowns will also be available for purchase online and can be shipped to your home. Please note, online purchases are for shipping only. Cap and gowns purchased online cannot be converted to in store pick up. The last day to purchase cap and gowns online for ship to home will be April 7.

  • Each student will receive 4 tickets to the 9 AM ceremony (masters/PHD graduates).
  • Each student will receive 5 tickets for the 1 PM and 5 PM ceremonies (undergraduates).

Graduating students do not need a ticket. Tickets may be picked up at the Grad Fair.

Additional Information

You MUST register for a commencement ceremony. This is a separate action from applying to graduate. Please complete the commencement registration form if you plan to participate in a commencement ceremony by March 31.

Please review the commencement website for additional information including details about the ceremonies and the process to secure extra tickets.

For questions about the actual commencement ceremony (venue, parking, time, tickets, cap/gown order) and related questions, please email [email protected].

We are looking forward to celebrating with you on April 30.

- The Commencement Team