Regalia is required to participate in Commencement.
Information about regalia for bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. students including pricing and purchasing:
RSVP for Spring 2023 Commencement Is Closed
An RSVP is required to participate in Commencement ceremonies. The RSVP deadline for Spring 2023 was March 27. If you did not RSVP to Commencement but are a Spring 2023 petitioned graduate still interested in attending, please arrive at the student entry gate on ceremony day 30 minutes prior to ceremony start time. Check in with our troubleshooting table, where you will be given a Grad Pass. Regalia is required.
Get Your GradPass
Your GradPass is your virtual name card to have your name called and displayed. View instructions below on how to download.
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View our email with ceremony details for students for how to make the most of their big day.
Download Your GradPass Namecard
Name cards, also known as your GradPass, will be accessed via each graduate's mobile device. This is what graduates will need to have on their phone or printed when they enter the stadium on ceremony day for their name to be properly displayed and announced as they walk across the stage.
If your name did not appear on your GradPass when accessed on April 19, please log into Marching Order again and redownload it.
Students can access their GradPass by logging into their Marching Order account they created when they submitted their RSVP and selecting "GradPass." Students can print at home or take a screenshot of the QR code to avoid loading it at the ceremony.
If you are unable to access your GradPass, please contact the Commencement Office. If we have emailed your GradPass to you, please check your spam folder for the email. There will be a troubleshooting table set up at Commencement to help with GradPass issues that you will need to go to if you arrive without your GradPass. A GradPass is not a ticket for guests; no ticket is required for entry.
Students will walk on stage to receive their faux diploma from the president. Each attending student will have their individual name called and displayed on the jumbotron as they walk across the stage.
Students will then take a photo with the Ramblin' Wreck before returning to their seat.
- Tickets are not required. This is a general admission event.
- Bachelors and masters will be seated by college on the field. Ph.D. students will be grouped by degree level.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question about tickets, ADA seating, guests, or just general graduation issues?
GradImages, your official graduation photographer, will take professional photos at each Commencement activity and send out proofs shortly after your event.
- At the President's Graduation Celebration: GradImages will take photos with you, your family and friends, and the Ramblin' Wreck
- During the ceremony: GradImages will photograph your official graduation portrait, plus close-ups of you crossing the stage
- Immediately after the ceremony: Grab a photographer to take candid photos of you with family and friends
Proofs of your formal and candid shots will be sent via email the week after your graduation event. You can also visit gradimages.com after the ceremony to view and order your images.
Wondering where to take photos with your grad after the ceremony?
Learn what is required to graduate and participate in Commencement.
- Early and Late Walk Request: March 17, 2023
- RSVP period: Feb. 27 to March 27, 2023
- Ceremony: May 5 and 6, 2023