General Information

Academic Program Chairs

Each academic program must have a representative at the ceremony to help confer degrees. Unless we hear otherwise, we are assuming that each program chair will be participating in academic apparel. If this is not the case, the chairperson is responsible for contacting either the Commencement Coordinator, Clif Ganyard, or Pam Gilson, Testing Coordinator, with the name of the person who will be representing the academic program. This information is needed by April 1 for a May ceremony and November 1 for a December ceremony to meet printing deadlines for the Commencement Program and to configure the ceremony lineup order.

Caps & Gowns

If you plan to participate in the Fall/Winter 2018 ceremony (processional and recessional) but do not own academic apparel, The Phoenix Bookstore has apparel available for you to rent (at your own expense). Prices are: $28.75 for a bachelor's gown/cap/tassel package, $60.84 for a master's or doctorate package (with hood), and $68.50 for a master's or doctorate package (with hood). Individual apparel pieces are also available.

Please order your rental apparel online by November 15, 2018.  Apparel must be reserved by this date in order to arrive in time for the ceremony.  Any late fees assessed because of failure to meet the reservation deadline will be the sole responsibility of the individual faculty/staff member.  You will be notified when your apparel is ready to be picked up, and payments will be made to The Phoenix Bookstore at that time.

Faculty gown purchase: If you are interested in purchasing your own apparel, please order by phone or email from Oak Hall (commencement apparel vendor) by November 9, 2018.