Wednesday, April 25, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(Seniors - please come when you can during these hours; it takes about 30-45 minutes to visit all of the stations)
CUB Ballroom

Here’s your chance to take care of everything you need to get ready for the big day, all in one spot for your convenience. At Commencement Prep Day, seniors will pick up caps and gowns, order class rings and yearbooks, update contact information, settle accounts, receive gifts from the Alumni Association and the President’s Office, and much more. Enter for a chance to win great prizes! Follow the steps below for a quick and easy Commencement Prep Day experience.

STEP 1:  PRE-ORDER REGALIA (between Friday, December 1, 2017 and Monday, March 26, 2018)        

You are responsible for pre-ordering and purchasing your regalia through the College Bookstore's website before Prep Day. The link will be posted here by Friday, December 1, 2017. Pre-order cost is $55. If you miss the deadline for pre-ordering regalia, you may purchase it from the Bookstore at Commencement Prep Day and the cost is $65. The student regalia package consists of 5 items:  a gown, cap, tassel, academic hood with the appropriate degree colors, and a Stole of Gratitude (which is a gift from the Alumni Association.) Unfortunately, you may not re-purpose regalia that was used previously by someone you know because you will not have the correct Stole of Gratitude (which has the class year on it) and it may not have the correct color hood (which indicates the degree that you have earned.)

  • If you pre-order online before the deadline, you receive the lower price, ensure your robe size will be available for you, and will be automatically entered into the Bookstore’s contest to win free student regalia for Commencement. You will pick up your regalia package in person on Commencement Prep Day.
  • If you miss the pre-ordering deadline, you will need to purchase your regalia in person at Commencement Prep Day (April 25). A fee of $65 will be due that day and sizes cannot be guaranteed. Please contact the Bookstore directly for details.

STEP 2:  ATTEND PREP DAY

Here is everything you need to know for Prep Day (what to bring, time to allow, etc.):  

2018 Instructions for Seniors (PDF) 
Will be posted in early April, 2018

See you there!

If you are unable to attend Prep Day, you are responsible for completing all pre-Commencement requirements. Please click the link below for instructions.

2017 Instructions for Seniors who are unable to attend Prep Day (PDF)
Will be posted in early April, 2018