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virtual graduation Information

Virtual Graduation Booklet
The Virtual Graduation Booklet contains detailed information on the Virtual Graduation. It is highly recommended that all graduating students review the booklet. 

Virtual Graduation Checklist
Please review the Virtual Graduation Checklist for information regarding graduation deadlines, fees and other information pertinent information.

Frequently Asked Questions
Please review the Virtual Graduation Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

Virtual Graduation Information

  • Virtual Graduation Length

    The Virtual Graduation is 1.5-2 hours.

  • Personalized Information for Virtual Graduation

    Graduates are requested to submit the phonetic spelling and pronunciation of their name to MarchingOrder no later than Thursday, November 12.

    Graduates are requested to upload their personalized message, clips, and headshots to MarchingOrder on or before Wednesday, November 25. 

    Submissions will not be accepted after this date. If graduates do not submit their information, the student is opting out of particpating in the Virtual Graduation; only the graduates name will appear during the ceremony.

    Graduates should check their email for detailed information from MarchingOrder and the Office of University Events ( 

  • Academic Attire and Regalia

    Students who wish to purchase academic regalia will be able to purchase their items (caps, gowns, hoods, and tassels) from the University Bookstore beginning Monday, November 2, 2020.

    Students who unable to make it to campus, should complete a special ordering form:

    Students who request to have their order shipped should place their order through the special-order form by November 13, 2020.

    Students who do not need to have their order shipped should stop by the University Bookstore to purchase their graduation items.

  • Graduation Fees

    The application fee is $30 and can be paid directly to Student Accounts. The fee is due by Friday, November 6, 2020.

    The $130 graduation fee will be waived for 2020 Spring, Summer, and Fall graduates. Any student charged during those terms will be adjusted and that fee will be removed. Students who paid the $130 fee will be refunded.

Photographs & Videos

  • Professional Photography

    GradImages will conduct an on-campus professional portrait session on Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24 in the Student Center, Room 138ABC. Interested graduates should schedule an appointment through the GradImages Scheduling System. Please check your email for additional information. 

    Students can wear professional attire and/or their official academic regalia (academic honor cords, stoles, sashes and/or medallions are permitted) in the photo. 

    Proofs and purchase information will be emailed directly to each graduate at the email address that is provided. 

    Students should arrive 5-10 minutes prior to their scheduled appointments. Temperature checks will be conducted and social distancing will be enforced. Students are required to wear a mask, no exceptions.