What do I need to do to participate in the Commencement ceremony?
I am graduating next fall, can I participate/walk early?
Yes, simply submit the Participation Form. We do not check how many units you have completed and there is no special permission or process required to participate.
Your name will NOT appear in the program and you will NOT be eligible for academic honors. Your name will be in next year's program and academic honors will be recognized on your transcript.
Will my name be in the Commencement program?
Yes, if you are a Fall 17, Spring 18 or Summer 18 graduate and applied for graduation on time (Fall -November 1, Spring/Summer - March 15).
If you applied for graduation after the deadline, your name will not appear in the program.
If you are walking early (ex: you are a fall 2018 grad walking spring 2018) your name will NOT be in the program. Your name will be in the Spring 2019 program.
How will my name be read at the ceremony?
What is the difference between graduation and Commencement?
What does it cost to participate in the Commencement ceremonies?
When is GradFest?
Do I need tickets and parking passes for my guests?
Where can I purchase my cap and gown?
Can I decorate my cap?
What should I bring to Commencement?
Where do I park?
When and where do I check-in at Commencement?
What should I wear to Commencement?
Can I sit with my friends at Commencement?
Do you sell DVD copies of the ceremony?
If I am not attending Commencement, will my name still appear in the program?
Can my guests take pictures at commencement?
If I am a double major and my majors are in 2 colleges, which ceremony do I walk in?
Do you have wheelchairs available for guests?
What do I do if I arrive late to the ceremony?
If I am unable to participate in my college’s ceremony, can I participate in another one?
Who is Eligible for Honors?
Only undergraduate students are eligible for honors. Your college will contact you if you are honors eligible to pick up your honor cord and reader card.
When will I receive my diploma?
For any additional questions, please contact the Commencement Office at 760-750-DONE (3663) or firstname.lastname@example.org