Join us for Commencement

Saturday, May 8, 2021
Marcus Pavilion

Commencement ceremony details

  • Can my family or friends attend?

    COVID-19 event guidelines

    Due to COVID-19 precautions, we will not be issuing Commencement tickets this year. Only graduates, faculty and staff working Commencement will be allowed in the Pavilion. There will be no tickets for guests; no guests will be allowed in the Pavilion. All participating graduates, staff and faculty will need to observe COVID-19 guidelines, including wearing a mask and observing social distancing at all times. 

    Livestream ceremony viewing

    We will not have an outdoor screening area; however, we will livestream the ceremonies on YouTube. Families, friends and graduates not attending in-person can view the ceremonies using the links above.

    Visiting campus

    Although they will not be permitted into the Pavilion, we know students’ families may still wish to come to campus to celebrate with their students. All visitors to campus will need to observe COVID-19 guidelines, including wearing a mask and observing social distancing at all times. Family and friends can park in the M, O, or Q Lots.

    Please refer to the campus parking map >>

  • Where do I check in on the day of Commencement?

    Graduating students attending in-person should arrive on campus one hour before their Commencement ceremony and check in at the bottom of the Grand Staircase. All graduates will need to observe COVID-19 guidelines, including wearing a mask and observing social distancing at all times.

    • Graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences should arrive on campus by 9 a.m. 
    • Graduates from the College of Education and Counseling, School of Business and the Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering should arrive on campus by 2 p.m.

Diploma and regalia information

  • How do I order my cap and gown?

    Caps and gowns will be automatically ordered if you indicated you would like to attend the ceremony on your Commencement application. Caps and gowns will not be ordered if you did not elect to participate in the ceremony. Caps and gowns will be mailed to the address provided on your application. If you have questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@stmartin.edu.

  • Where do I get my cord(s)?

    Cords for December 2020 students were either mailed with diplomas or can be picked up in person from the Office of the Registrar. All other class of 2021 graduates will receive cords on May 8, the day of Commencement. If you are not attending in person, please contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@stmartin.edu.

Ordering Commencement photos