What You Need to Know

Here’s all you need to know about showing up, lining up and dressing up for Commencement Weekend. We also offer a few tips on what not to do, think noisemakers and confetti, to make it a great day for all. Finally, if it rains, we’ve got you covered.

Graduate Degree Checklist

Find information about registering, ceremony particulars and celebrations. Everything’s covered in the graduate degree checklist.

Undergraduate Checklist

Get information on checking your eligibility and academic status, when and where to line up, and what to wear. Be ready to walk. Review your undergraduate checklist.


Each graduating student will have their photo taken as they receive their diploma. Grad Images is the official commencement photographer, and they post proofs to be viewed online as soon as 48 hours after the ceremony. You can pre-register here for your commencement proofs by providing your contact information.


Make it a special day for everyone by knowing what — and what not — to do on graduation day. View our etiquette guide.

What If It Rains?

For information on what to do in the event of inclement weather, check out our rain plan.

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