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Frequently asked questions

Get ready for the big weekend

We’ve developed these frequently asked questions to help graduates, guests, faculty, and staff navigate and celebrate Commencement Weekend. If you need additional support, contact our office for assistance.

Schedule and details

Commencement Weekend for the Class of 2023 takes place May 12–14, 2023. The weekend kicks off with the conferral of all degrees at the University Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 12 at 9 a.m. at Fauver Stadium at the Brian F. Prince Athletic Complex on the River Campus.

Commencement Weekend continues with events for graduates, their families and friends, faculty, and staff, including graduation ceremonies for schools and departments, where each student will be recognized on stage.

Find the latest information on the weekend schedule.

A livestream of the University Commencement Ceremony will be available. The link will be shared on this website.

School graduation ceremonies will occur throughout May 13–14. Times and locations will be added to the schedule when they are available.

Graduates from all schools within the University are invited to participate in the Commencement Ceremony and respective school graduation ceremonies.

All academic degrees will be conferred at the University Commencement ceremony on May 12. Graduates will receive their diplomas in the mail a few weeks after commencement. Explore the full schedule of weekend events.

Regalia: Cap and gown

Graduates may order regalia from the University’s bookstore by Friday, March 24. If you miss the advance ordering deadline, students can purchase regalia at the bookstore starting May 1.

Order regalia

Yes, students are required to wear a cap and gown.

Yes, students are required to wear regalia for every ceremony they participate in.

Student registration and attendance

Graduates will receive registration details in the spring, including information on guest tickets and how to order regalia.

Guest guidance

Each graduate may invite up to six guests to the University Commencement Ceremony on May 12. Tickets are required. Graduates may claim tickets during the student registration process.

There will not be a limit on the number of guests for other weekend events.

Yes, graduates will receive instructions in the spring on how to request special accommodations for guests.

Updates and information will be posted on this website and shared in University newsletters and on the University’s social media channels.

Graduates can claim tickets for their guests once the student registration process opens later this spring.

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