Information for Graduates

Information for Graduates

Photo of female graduate Academic Attire Orders

Please order caps & gowns online at Herff Jones. Please verify your degree (i.e. Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, etc.) before placing the order to ensure you receive the correct color hood. Double majors should select their primary or first major when determining which degree they will receive. If you are unsure, please contact the Registrar's Office prior to placing your order. Orders must be placed between February 14 and March 16, 2012. There is no additional charge for academic attire; costs are covered by the Commencement fee paid to the College.


Academic Attire Distribution

Academic attire will be distributed in the College Bookstore from Monday, April 23 - Saturday, May 5, 2012 during the following hours:

Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Please bring proper ID with you (preferably your CSE ID card) along with your attire confirmation form to pick up your cap and gown. Attire picked up from May 7 - May 11 will be subject to a $50 late fee. Under no circumstances will caps and gowns be available on the day of graduation (May 12)

You will pick up your tickets and graduation announcements with your cap and gown.

Academic protocol requires that you wear black shoes with your gown. Due to uneven terrain on the lawn, low-heeled comfortable shoes are recommended.



Each graduate will be given the following number of tickets to the graduation activities:

Baccalaureate Mass (Friday evening) Two Tickets*
Alumnae Dessert Reception (Friday evening) Two Tickets**
Commencement Ceremony (Saturday morning) Six Tickets***

*Up to 10 tickets are available for Mass free of charge

Photo of two tickets

**Additional tickets are available for the Alumnae Dessert Reception on Friday night after Mass at a cost of $7 each

***No additional tickets are available for Commencement

Children over two years of age require a ticket; children age two and under are expected to sit on the lap of a parent or guardian. Pets are not permitted on the grounds.

Your ticket packet will be given to you when you pick up your cap and gown. To request extra Mass tickets or to purchase additional tickets to the Alumnae Dessert Reception, please stop by the Alumnae Office on the third floor of Santa Rita Hall during normal business hours.

Lost or stolen tickets will not be replaced. Please be careful.