FAQs for Commencement of the class of 2022

When and where will the ceremony take place?

The commencement ceremony for the Class of 2022 will take place at 10 a.m. on June 12, 2022. It will be held on Roger Hull Plaza, between Schaffer Library and the Nott Memorial.

What time is the Commencement ceremony over?

The ceremony starts @ 10:00 a.m. and normally the festivities wrap up by 1:00 p.m.

Do participating students/graduates need to register to attend commencement?


How do I obtain guest tickets?

Tickets are not required for the ceremony. Students will receive four tickets each for guest seating indoors should the ceremony need to be moved indoors due to severe weather. These tickets will be sent to students' campus mailboxes.

What are the COVID-19 Protocols?

  • All campus visitors are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or have a negative COVID test result (PCR or rapid test is acceptable) within 72 hours of the event. While there will be no formal verification when you arrive at Union, we respectfully request this requirement is honored to keep our campus community healthy.
  • Masks will be optional.
  • Frequent hand washing is recommended and encouraged during your visits.
  • We ask that you do not visit the campus if you feel unwell or have COVID-related symptoms.

How do I order cap and gown?

Members of the Class of 2022 can check their emails. A link will be sent out by the end of April. If you need assistance, please contact Roubina Morgan.

Who do I contact if I have any other questions?

Please contact Carol Mangano.

Will photography, announcements, or other graduation products be available for purchase?

Photographers from GradImages will be at the commencement ceremony to take a candid photograph of each graduate. You will receive the digital proofs of these photos within two weeks following the ceremony. You may order online here or call 1-800-261-2576. Since photographs will be available, family members and guests are encouraged to remain in their seats to relax and enjoy the ceremony.

Announcement notes, graduation rings, citation folders and other graduation products are available for purchase through Balfour.

Allowing these companies to provide you information is intended as a service for graduates and their families. You are under no obligation to purchase their products.

When do graduating students need to move out of their residence halls?

All students graduating in June must move out of their residence hall by 6:00pm on Sunday, June 12, 2022.