Graduation for Graduate Students

Applying for Graduation

 The event will be held on August 31st from 1—3 p.m. in the Haid Ballroom. The ceremony will take place at 1, with a light appetizer reception immediately following.

To apply for graduation, you must complete the Graduation Application and submit it to the Registrar along with a $150 graduation fee. 

For questions regarding graduation, contact the Registrar at or stop by their offices in The Hub.

Please note that your application for graduation is not complete until you have submitted both the application and the graduation fee.

Commencement Information

There is no rehearsal required for the Graduate Graduation Ceremony, however, graduates must arrive to the Haid Theatre by 12 PM on August 31st to receive their name cards and prepare for the ceremony.

Guests will be limited to 2, and are required to RSVP in order to attend.

>> Guests should register here.

Caps and gowns must be ordered through this link: ONLY!!!! An email will be sent to the graduate from the registrar’s office notifying them that the portal for ordering cap and gown and other graduation related items has opened.

ALL graduates planning to participate in the commencement ceremony MUST place orders by JULY 15th because the site will automatically shut down at 12:00 midnight. The bookstore does not sell the cap and gowns directly.

The color of your hood is based on your degree. The cost of the cap and gown is $120.98 plus tax. Personalized announcements, rings, and other graduation products may also be purchased at this website. Cost for announcements, diploma frames, and other grad accessories are on the site. Package deals are available.

Please call or visit, or email the bookstore for more information:

Phone: 704-461-6819