Students

Students who graduate during the 2018-19 academic year generally are permitted to participate in the ceremony. This includes students who completed their coursework in August or December 2018 and May 2019.

Graduation is not an automatic process. The Registrar’s Office can answer many of your questions about receiving a diploma. Specific questions regarding academic eligibility, application for graduation, or academic requirements should be directed to your academic adviser or your Dean’s office.

In addition to the University-wide Commencement ceremony, individual schools or departments may have special events for their graduates. Check with your academic department or the individual school ceremony pages for more information.

Tickets

Graduate Ceremony

Tickets are not required for your guests to attend.  Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

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Undergraduate Ceremony

Tickets are not required for your guests to enter into the McCarthy Stadium for the ceremony. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

In the event of inclement weather, the Undergraduate Ceremony will be held indoors at TruMark Financial Center.  Information regarding the decision to move the ceremony indoors will be communicated via the University’s website and social media accounts.

If held in TruMark Financial Center, tickets will be required for your guests to attend and will be sent to each student electronically.  A maximum of four tickets will be allotted to each student.  Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

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Regalia

Regalia is required to participate in the Commencement procession and ceremony.

All pre-orders through Herff Jones that were not picked up during the Grad Fair are available for pick-up in the La Salle Outpost up until the day of the ceremony.

Regalia that was not pre-ordered can still be purchased in-person at the La Salle Outpost up until the day of the ceremonies. Doctoral regalia must be ordered in-person at the La Salle Outpost at least one week prior to the Graduate Ceremony since it is a rental and can be picked up at the Outpost up until the morning of the ceremony. All rentals must be returned immediately following the ceremony.

Prices are:

  • Associate’s cap, gown, and tassel: $78.98 + tax
  • Bachelor’s cap, gown, tassel, and hood: $83.98 + tax
  • Master’s cap, gown, tassel, and hood: $91.98 + tax
  • Doctoral cap, gown, tassel, and hood: $85.98 + tax

Payment must be made at the time of purchase by cash, check, American Express, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover. Sizing charts and order forms are available through the La Salle Outpost.

(Note: Seven percent sales tax is not included in the prices shown and will be calculated at the time of your purchase.)

Academic honors or program cords are typically ordered directly through the academic department, program, or organization sponsoring them. Please contact those areas directly for information related to the specific requirements needed to receive cords and/or additional ordering information.

Questions

If you have questions regarding Commencement please contact University Events at 215.951.1900.