- Student Speaker
- Academic Regalia
- Grad Fair
- How to Wear Your Academic Regalia
- Procession Assembly
- Announcements & Class Rings
All students who have an approved Application for Graduation and completed all course work in the Fall of 2019, Spring of 2020 and Summer 2020 are eligible to participate in the 2020 Commencement.
Students must be approved for graduation by April 3, 2020 in order for their names to be included in the Commencement Program.
Three students will be selected as student commencement speakers, one for each ceremony.
The Commencement speech should be roughly 5 minutes in length, focus on graduation, and be of broad general interest for graduates, family members, faculty, administrators, and guests.
While the University Bookstore is closed, graduates will be able to purchase regalia online. Online purchases are tentatively scheduled to start in late April.
Please check back for additional information about how to make an online purchase.
Current regalia cost (excludes shipping) :
- Bachelor's Cap/Gown/Tassel - $50.98
- Master's Cap/Gown/Tassel - $53.98
- Master's Hood - $38.98
Cords will be available for purchase upon the re-opening of the University Bookstore. Please check back for updates.
Gold honor cords will be issued to students graduating Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude or Summa Cum Laude. The bookstore will have the eligible student list.
Honor Cords – Candidates graduating with honors will wear gold cords, and receive recognition in the ceremony and official program.
Bachelor's Cap and Gown
Rehearsal has been postponed.
A time and location for rehearsal will be announced as soon as new dates for our Commencement cermonies are selected.
- Graduates from the College of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
- Graduates from the College of Science
Meet in front of Bizzini Hall at 7:30am.
- Graduates from the College of Education, Kinesiology, Social Work, and the College of Business Administration
Meet in front of Bizzini Hall at 3:30pm.
All candidates need to arrive with academic regalia, to prepare for the academic procession. Commencement programs and processional information will be provided. (Bizzini Hall: See Building #2 on Campus Site Map)
Personalized graduation announcements and class rings can be ordered through the Balfour website.
GradImages® was the official photographer for Commencement. Your proofs will be available after the ceremony. To view your proofs online, please visit www.gradimages.com. Pictures may be ordered online, by phone, or by mail. If you have any questions please contact Customer Service at 800-261-2576 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-register with GradImages by visiting www.gradimages.com, and clicking on the Pre-Event Registration at the bottom of the page. This provides them with the most correct and up-to-date contact information and ensures the delivery of your graduation proofs in a timely manner. You may register your email and up to 6 emails of loved ones who would like to share in your accomplishment by viewing and ordering photos.
Updated: March 27, 2020.