Graduate Commencement

Graduate Commencement

Friday, May 11, Park Center Alumni Arena. 

  • Ceremony 7 p.m.

Graduate Degree Application

To graduate, you must apply for your degree regardless of participation in the Commencement ceremony. Degree application is accomplished through myRedDragon. Students may apply for their degree now through March 1.

Once at myRedDragon, do the following:

  1. Enter your ID and password
  2. Select "Student" tab and go to the "Registrar" column
  3. Select "Degree Conferral and Commencement"
  4. Select "Apply for Degree Conferral." You must apply by March 1 to ensure that your name will appear in the printed program.
  5. At prompt for Commencement participation, indicate whether you plan to attend the Commencement ceremony.

Ceremony Selection

Graduate Students are able to select their ceremony online, Thursday, March 22 at 9 a.m.

To participate in Commencement you must purchase a diploma cover through our online ticketing process. The cost is $11.50. Please have a credit card ready. You will have access to this site only if you have applied for graduation through the Registrar's Office. The diploma cover is linked to your Student Line-Up Ticket, which you MUST bring with you the day of Commencement. The diploma cover will be handed to you as you walk across the stage. It has no official resale value. Please note GUEST tickets are NOT required for admission into the Graduate Commencement ceremony. You will only NEED to bring your Student Line-Up Ticket with you. 

To select the Graduate Commencement ceremony, complete the following steps:

  1. Log into myRedDragon
  2. Select the Student Tab at the top
  3. Under the Commencement 2018 Channel, select Commencement Tickets (first option)
  4. Select your ceremony (there is only one ceremony for graduate students)

Please note: Guest tickets are not required for admission into the Graduate Commencement ceremony. You will only need to bring your Student Line-Up Ticket with you. 

There is no rehearsal for graduate students.  

Enjoy and congratulations! 

Commencement Survey

Help us make Commencement better by taking the Graduate Commencement Survey.

Contact Us

Samantha Howell
Special Events Coordinator
President's Office 

Susan Vleck
Special Events Assistant
President's Office