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Fall 2020 Commencement

The Graduation Application for fall 2020 is now open! The application will close on October 2, 2020. Apply now at For questions about the Graduation Application, please contact your Academic Advising Center (undergraduate students) or The Graduate College (graduate students).

Regalia can be ordered online and shipping directly to you. The ordering system will open on September 4, 2020 and close on November 22, 2020.

August 2020 Virtual Commencement

Commencement for spring and summer 2020 graduates was held virtually on Saturday, August 8, 2020.

FAQs with more detail surrounding the decision and for other information, please visit

The Difference Between Participating in Commencement and Graduating

It is important that candidates and families understand the difference between "participating in commencement [walking across the stage]" and "graduating [receiving a diploma]".

Please visit the Candidate Instructions page for details.

Your Name at Commencement

While applying for graduation, you may have noticed that your name needs to be updated in the University database. For example, adding your full middle name instead of just a middle initial.

In order to change your name with the University, you must submit a Personal Information Update Request with the Registrar's Office.

This name change will affect your diploma, the commencement program, your name Reader Card, and all other university documents.

For information regarding the graduation application, visit the Candidate Instructions page.

For diploma information, visit the Candidate Instructions page and the Office of University Registrar's website.