Commencement

Steps for Graduation

1. Apply for Graduation
Fill out application for graduation.

2. Order Your Cap and Gown
If you will be participating in Commencement, please order your cap and gown online from Jostens by March 26, 2015. Site closes down at 12:00 a.m. on May 26, 2015.

  • Online Jostens Store
  • Generic Graduation Announcements
    Graduates participating in the May 2015 Commencement will receive a package of ten generic graduation announcements when they pick up their caps and gowns.
  • Class Rings and Personalized Announcements
    One of the most important traditions of graduation is the announcement of the conferring of the degree. Jostens is able to provide you with personalized Graduation Announcements. These announcements are beautifully printed with the graduates Name, Degree and Field of Study on quality paper with the university’s seal.
  • Diploma Frames
    A selection of personalized diploma frames can be purchased through Jostens.

3. Fill Out the Commencement Response Form
Complete the online Response Card to confirm attendance at Commencement and the Awards and Hooding Ceremony.

4. Pick up Cap and Gown and Generic Announcements
Students may pick up their cap and gown and generic announcements at the Mail Room in the lower level of Dawson Hall beginning Monday, May 4, 2015 – Thursday, May 14, 2015.

5. Print a full schedule of events
Print out or make note of the schedule of events for the 85th Commencement Convocation.

You must be in good financial standing to receive your cap and gown, and you must have an academic program that will be completed by August 31, 2015.