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Graduate Commencement

32nd Graduate School Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, June 5, 2016
Processional, 9:50 a.m.
Pamplin Sports Center, Lewis & Clark


View the ceremony live online

Special Notes

  • Applying for Degree Candidacy

In order to graduate, students must complete an application for degree candidacy. The degree application must be filed with the graduate registrar before the applicable deadline:

December 2015 degree: application deadline September 20

May 2016 degree: application deadline November 20

July or August 2016 degree:application deadline March 1

Instructions for submitting your degree application

Degree candidates, above, who have filed a degree application by the February deadline are eligible to participate in commencement.

  • Regalia (Cap-and-Gown) - DEADLINE TO ORDER: APRIL 17, 2016

    Order your regalia from Jostens by April 17, 2016.

    • Your regalia will be shipped to the registrar’s office (pickup dates and times below).
    • Regalia is yours to keep or it can be donated after the commencement ceremony. 

    Pick-up Dates



    Wednesday, May 25

    2–6 p.m.

    South Chapel, Graduate Campus

    May 26 - June 3

    8 a.m-
    5 p.m.

    Graduate Registrar’s office, Rogers 301

    June 5, 2016*


    8–9 a.m.

    Council Chambers, Templeton Campus Center

    *Candidates can only pick up regalia on these dates if they have prepaid online.

    Picking Up:  A friend or family member may pick up your regalia for you on Wednesday if they bring a signed note from you and if payment to Jostens has been made in full. 

    Wearing:  Please wear your cap (tassel to the left) and gown and carry your doctoral, specialist, or master’s hood on your left arm, velvet back, point in, when preparing for the commencement procession. There will be a hooding ceremony on stage during the commencement proceedings.

  • Rain Plan
  • Bookstore: The Lewis & Clark Bookstore will be open on Commencement Sunday from noon - 2 p.m.

  • Campus Map: Looking for Pamplin Sports Center? From most places on campus, you will be able to see the steeple of the Agnes Flanagan Chapel. Pamplin is located to the northeast of the chapel—a very short distance away.