Graduate Checklist

A month-by-month list of preparations for Commencement.


  • Pass on the schedule of Commencement events and hotel accommodations for family planning to attend in May.


  • Order announcements.  A representative from Jostens will be on campus (dates to be announced) or you may choose to order online directly from Jostens
  • Order cap and gown (e-mail size survey to be sent to seniors on February 4, 2014) from the Dean of Students Office


  • Order class ring. A representative from Jostens will be on campus or you may order directly from Jostens


  • Select your location for your celebration dinner after Commencement and make your reservations in advance!
  • Mail announcements to friends and family by April 15, 2014. Announcements are customarily sent one month prior to event.


  • Beginning in May pick up your cap and gown from the Dean of Students office.
  • Complete a Senior Survey in order to receive your cap and gown; Career services will contact you directly with further information.