Graduating students receive a card indicating their name, degree, alignment area for Phase I, and the venue where they will be attending their department ceremony during Phase II. The university asks that graduating students be respectful of the solemnity of this occasion and refrain from using cell phones during the ceremony. The card will remind the student of the day’s events as well as enable the ceremony reader to announce their name and degree to the audience.
Undergraduates may pick up your marching card in Dowling Hall on Friday, May 19, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please bring your ID. If you are unable to pick up your marching card, you may designate someone to pick it up on your behalf by contacting Student Services in advance for instructions.
Graduate students may pick up your marching card in Dowling Hall beginning Tuesday, May 16, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please bring your ID. If you are unable to pick up your marching card, you may designate someone to pick it up on your behalf by, contact Student Services in advance for instructions.
Both graduate and undergraduate students may also pick up their marching card from Student Services on Commencement day beginning at 8:00am however it is advised to come well in advance of the phase 1 ceremony.
Before a marching card can be obtained, students must complete all items on their graduation checklist which may include:
a student survey through the Office of Institutional Research. You will receive an email with instructions in April and a unique link to access the survey.
Students who have borrowed through federal or institutional loan programs must complete an exit interview before receiving their marching order card. For more information, please see financial aid.
Students must pay any outstanding balance on their student account before receiving their marching card.
Alignment Areas and Ceremonies
In April, undergraduate students will be asked to indicate their alignment area and all students will be asked to share which major ceremony they wish to attend.