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Commencement 2020

RSVP and Cap and Gown

  • The deadline to RSVP for Commencement and order your cap and gown is this Thursday, October 8, 2020.
  • You must submit the RSVP in order to guarantee your participation in the commencement ceremony.
  • All graduates must have cap and gown to participate in the ceremony. The link to order cap and gown will be provided to you once you submit the RSVP form.

Program Book Edits

  • In order to print the most accurate graduate information in the commencement program book, you have the opportunity to review your listing and verify the details or submit a request for edits.
  • Please complete the survey below to submit approval and/or request changes no later than Monday, October 12, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. Edits submitted after this date will NOT be incorporated into the final printed Commencement Book!


Commencement Grant

Through the generosity of donors, the Division of Student Affairs is pleased to offer financial support for undergraduate students who completed their degree in Spring or Summer 2020 to attend the 2020 Commencement ceremony in person this December. Grants up to $250 for anticipated travel and lodging costs to attend Commencement will be available. To be considered for funding, please complete this form.

Priority will be given to graduates who apply for funding by October 14, 2020 by 5pm EST. Funds will be distributed until exhausted.

Student Speaker Application Details

  • The applications for the undergraduate and graduate commencement student speakers is now open. The submission deadline is October 23, 2020.
  • There will only be student speakers at each of the Spring/Summer 2020 Commencement Ceremonies.
  • Criteria for eligibility and application process details can be found at

The Office of Commencement will continue to post updates on its website at and will send updates to your University email address as more details become available.


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