Information for Undergraduate & Graduate Students

Information for Undergraduate & Graduate Students

General Information

Congratulations! You must be making plans to graduate in the near future.


This website was designed to make your planning easier. We suggest that you start with the Graduation Checklist; print a copy to guide you through the many details related to graduation and the commencement ceremony. Your next click should be the Application for Graduation. Spend a few minutes browsing topics of special interest to you and avoid a last-minute search for answers to your graduation questions.

The University's Commencement Ceremony is a great way for you and your family and friends to celebrate your graduation. If you need more information about commencement not included on this site, please email us.

Commencement Rehearsal

Commencement rehearsal is held in Pucillo Gymnasium at 4 p.m. the Friday before the commencement ceremony for December commencement and at 4 p.m. on Thursday for May commencement. Attendance at rehearsal is not mandatory, but it is recommended. Rehearsal lasts about 1 hour.

Degree candidates who cannot attend rehearsal are encouraged to arrive at Pucillo at least 1 hour before the commencement ceremony start time.

Late pick up of commencement admission tickets and the distribution of extra tickets (if any) occurs in Pucillo immediately after rehearsal.

Honors candidates’ photo session (summa & magna cum laude only) is scheduled in Pucillo before rehearsal (2:45 p.m.). Honors candidates must bring cap and gown to wear for the photographs.