Diploma Covers

To participate in the Commencement ceremony, you must purchase a diploma cover through the online ticketing process. The diploma cover purchase can be made starting Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 9 a.m. 

The diploma cover will be handed to you as you walk across the stage. It has no resale value. 

Student Line-Up Ticket

The Student Line-Up ticket is linked to your diploma cover purchase. You must bring the Student Line-Up ticket with you to the ceremony.

To reserve Graduate Commencement ceremony Student Line-Up ticket, complete the following steps:

  1. Log into myRedDragon
  2. Select the Student Tab at the top
  3. Under the Commencement 2020 Channel, select Get 2020 Graduate Commencement Student Line-up ticket
  4. Once in University Tickets site, select Graduate Ceremony


The official College diploma is not presented at the Commencement ceremonies; a diploma cover is presented.

Diplomas will be mailed to the student approximately two to three months after all degree requirements are met, including student teaching, internships and comprehensive exams for graduate students.

  • Students completing coursework in December will receive diplomas in Feb.
  • Students completing coursework in May will receive diplomas in Aug.
  • Students completing coursework in August will receive diplomas in Nov.

For more information about undergraduate or graduate diplomas, please contact: Student Registration and Records Services at 607-753-4702.