Commencement Prep Day

Friday, April 22, 2016
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
(Seniors - please come when you can; 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.  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.  Plus enter for a chance to win great prizes!  It’s easy:

STEP 1:  PRE-ORDER REGALIA (pre-order deadline is Sunday, March 20, 2016)          

You are responsible for pre-ordering and purchasing your regalia through the College Bookstore’s website before Prep Day.  The student regalia package will include a gown, cap and tassel as well as an academic hood with the appropriate degree colors.  Cost is $55.  It is important that you pre-order your student regalia by the deadline date which is yet to be announced.

  • If you pre-order online before the March 20 deadline, you receive the lower price, ensure your size will be available for you, and you 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 22).  A fee of $65 will be due that day and sizes cannot be guaranteed.  Please contact the Bookstore directly for details.


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

2016 Instructions for Seniors (PDF)

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.

2016 Instructions for Seniors who are unable to attend Prep Day (PDF)