Students who graduate during the 2019-20 academic year generally are permitted to participate in the ceremony. This includes students who completed their coursework in August or December 2019 and May 2020.
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.
Official invitations and ticket claim for all Commencement Ceremonies will be sent to the La Salle email account of all eligible associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree candidates in early March. Graduates will be able to request up to 4 tickets for their individual ceremony and put their name on a waitlist for up to 2 additional tickets at the time of their initial ticket claiming.
Children under the age of 3 are not required to have a ticket for entry, as it is expected they will be seated on a guardian’s lap throughout the ceremony.
Please look for the address: email@example.com in your inbox as all invitations and ticket information will come from this address. EventBrite will be used as our primary ticket distribution provider.
Official invitations and ticket claims must be completed by April 14th to allow waitlist ticket requests to be fulfilled.
If you are not attending your Commencement ceremony, we ask that you please decline the invitation so that we can provide your allotted tickets to those on the waitlist for additional tickets.
Regalia is required to participate in the Commencement procession and ceremony.
Herff Jones, in partnership with the La Salle Outpost, is our primary regalia retailer.
Regalia Pre-Orders (until February 24)
Pre-order your regalia through the Herff Jones website until February 24th. All pre-orders through Herff Jones will be available for pick up at the La Salle Outpost beginning at the Grad Fair on March ## up until the day of Commencement.
In-store Purchase (on or after March 31)
Regalia that was not pre-ordered can still be purchased in-person at the La Salle Outpost beginning on the day of the Grad Fair (March 31st) and up until the day of Commencement. Doctoral regalia must be ordered in-person at the La Salle Outpost at least two weeks 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.
- 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 (Rental ONLY)
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.
Academic Honors and Program Cords
Students who have achieved academic honors distinction (summa, magna, or cum laude as determined by the University) do not receive individual cords, but are recognized as such in the Commencement program. Individual academic honor societies, program or organization 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.
If you have questions regarding Commencement please contact University Events at 215.951.1900.