Student Affairs – Commencement


To find dates for the Commencement exercises for a given semester, refer to the Registration Guide.

Commencement is a requirement. All students need to be present for practice, typically held the Wednesday morning prior to commencement, and for the commencement ceremony. In order to graduate, all fees must be paid. This includes the diploma fee, parking fines, and library fines.

Students who have applied for graduation and paid a diploma fee will be receiving a mailing from the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services approximately two months prior to commencement. This mailing includes:

  • important deadlines.
  • instructions and information concerning commencement practice and the commencement ceremony.
  • photograph order form.
  • cap and gown order form.

Once available, the above forms will be linked on this website.

All students must wear a cap and gown during the commencement ceremony. Men must wear dark colored pants and women must wear dark pants, dresses, or skirts. All graduates must wear dark shoes, such as black, brown or navy blue. No flip-flops or tennis shoes are allowed.