Regalia, Tickets, Rehearsals, Diplomas
Caps, gowns, hoods, and honor cords are ordered according to information given by the graduate on the Application for Graduation. Regalia for traditional undergrads will be distributed from the Registrar's Office beginning Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Regalia for APS and graduate students will be distributed from the GPS office in Corbitt Hall.
Caps should be worn flat on the head. Dress shoes and socks/nylons should be worn with the cap and gown. Dress slacks and dark ties are appropriate for men.
Commencement for Traditional Students: Graduates will receive SIX tickets each. Tickets will be distributed when the cap and gown are picked up. Commencement seating from 1:00-1:30 p.m. will be made available to only those with tickets. After 1:30 p.m., seating will be available to all persons without tickets as space permits.
Commencement for Graduate & APS Students: Tickets are not required for this Commencement.
Baccalaureate: Tickets are not required for Baccalaureate on Friday, May 5.
Rehearsal for Traditional Students: Rehearsal for Commencement will be held at the Luce Center from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5. At that time, graduates will receive specific instructions for lining up, marching, seating, and walking across the platform. Casual dress (blue jeans) is acceptable for rehearsal. It is important that everyone be present at rehearsal for these instructions. Questions can be directed to the Registrar's Office at extension 2327.
Rehearsal for Graduate & APS Students: Rehearsal for Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 6, at 8:30 a.m. in Hughes Auditorium.
Diplomas will be mailed to students once all academic and financial obligations have been satisfied.