Commencement checklists

Graduating undergraduate and graduate students, it's your final semester ... the end is in sight! Here's your checklist to help prepare you for Commencement.

  1. Apply for graduation.
  2. Order your announcements.
  3. Plan to attend the Baccalaureate Mass and Hooding Ceremony (held on Friday, May 11 at 4:30 p.m.). Both bachelor degree candidates and master degree candidates will be hooded immediately following the mass.
  4. RSVP for any departmental celebrations.
  5. Participate in Career Services' Saints Have a Plan campaign.
  6. Pick up your cap, gown, hood and six (6) commencement tickets at Graduation Fair on Thursday, May 3 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Norman Worthington Conference Center.
  7. If you can't make it to Graduation Fair, stop by the Student Financial Services Center to settle your balance and learn more about exit loan counseling.
  8. On Commencement day, arrive at the Old Main Grand Staircase by 9 a.m., dressed in your regalia. We recommend that you leave any personal items with your guests.
  9. Walk across the commencement stage, exhale, and smile! Congratulations!
  10. Watch for an email from GradImages regarding your graduation photos and proofs.
  11. Pick up your diploma at the Office of the Registrar on or after June 12.