FAQs for Commencement of the class of 2023

When and where will the ceremony take place?

The commencement ceremony for the Class of 2023 will take place at 10 a.m. on June 11, 2023. It will be held on Roger Hull Plaza, between Schaffer Library and the Nott Memorial.

What time is the Commencement ceremony over?

The procession starts @ 9:30 a.m. 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?

No. Please see the page "Student Checklist" for more information for students.

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.

How do I order cap and gown?

Members of the Class of 2023 can check their emails. A link will be sent out by the end of April. If you need assistance, please contact Mark Yetman, Campus Store Manager.

Who do I contact if I have any other questions?

Please contact Carol Mangano, Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

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 11, 2023.