Graduate Checklist

Checklist of Actions for Graduating Students

Are you a graduating student? You will find the Checklist below helpful!

  • Complete your application for graduation through the Registrar's Office and make sure all of your PAWS info (address, etc.) is accurate.
  • Order your cap and gown (at no charge) through The University Store site. Go to and click on Graduation Services.
  • Read through all of the information on the Commencement website, which includes important Ticket Info, Ceremony Instructions and Frequently Asked Questions. Check back often for updates!
  • Attend Grad Fair to pick up cap, gown, tickets.
    (Your attendance is not mandatory, but is highly recommended)

    Wednesday, May 15
    9 AM - 3 PM
    Lane University Center, ARMAH

    Pick up your tickets and cap & gown, browse and order Balfour class rings, visit with Alumni and Special Academic Services, and enter to win a diploma frame and grad basket!

    To avoid long lines, Business and Education majors are encouraged to attend from 9 AM - 12 PM, and Liberal Arts & Science majors from 12 PM - 3 PM.

    See Important Dates for alternate pickup dates

  • Bring your cap, gown, and index card with your name on it. (The name card will be given to you at Grad Fair. If you do not attend Grad Fair, it will be included in your cap/gown packet.) Bring this to graduation with you on May 23 to line up in the practice gym PE Center lower level by 8:30 a.m. for the 9:30 ceremony and 1:00 p.m. for the 2:00 ceremony..

Printable Checklist (PDF)

Commencement Contacts

Registrar's Office
Graduation certification (undergraduates), address changes, diplomas

Graduate Services
Graduation certification (Master’s and doctoral candidates)

University Store
Cap and gown orders, announcements

Special Academic Services
Ceremony and General Information

Extra Tickets, Ticket Giveaway