What if I am graduating in absentia?
If you are graduating in absentia you must fill out a request form which can be found by clicking here. The form then needs to be returned to the President's Office no later than the Thursday before Commencement.

How do I make sure my name is pronounced correctly?
By attending the Commencement Rehearsal. It is also important to attend the rehearsal because this is the time that any last minute information will be given.

When do I receive my diploma?
Your diploma will be sent to your latest forwarding address on file in the Records Office approximately 4 weeks after graduation.

What can I have with me at Commencement?
It is in your best interest to leave personal belongings with family. We ask that you do not bring anything up to the stage while waiting for your name to be called. Bottled water is provided for you (under your chair).

What side does my tassel go on?
Undergraduates place your tassel on the right side of your Mortarboard. Graduates place your tassel on the left side, and do not move them during the exercise.

Where do I return my gown?
There will be a van in the parking lot between Rigby and Smith where you will need to return your gowns immediately following Commencement. You may keep your cap and tassel.

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Last update on January 20, 2009