Before Commencement

Applying for Your Degree

  • Apply for your degree by the end of your junior year. Application for degree can be found on Self Service.
  • Formally applying for your degree is a requirement for graduation
  • Changing your graduation term? Contact Academic Services.

Commencement Central

  • Commencement Central is an event were degree candidates stop by to check their diploma name, and degree program as well as order caps and gowns, touch base with Alumni Relations, Career Services, and other such organizations related to graduation.

Ordering Caps and Gowns

  • Order deadline to pick up in-store date: March 18, 2024
  • Order deadline to have shipped to home date: April 4, 2024
  • All candidates are required to wear regulation cap and gown.

Ordering Announcements

Honors Cords

  • Honors cords are awarded to students meeting honors requirements (3.50 minimum GPA) as of the 2024 Winter Intersession term.
  • Notifications to pick up honors cord will be send just prior to the ceremony.
  • Final University honors for diplomas and transcripts are awarded upon graduation.

Line Number

  • Line Numbers are assigned and emailed to students prior to the ceremony.
  • This number tells you where to stand in line for the procession.