Dates & Events


Graduate Commencement 2014

Friday, November 1
Last date to submit your "application to graduate" for students graduating in the spring of 2014 without late fee

Saturday, November 2
Late fee of $25.00 (US) will be assessed if "application to graduate" for spring of 2014 is submitted this date and after

Saturday, February 1
Last date to submit your "application to graduate" for students graduating in the summer and fall of 2014 without late fee

Sunday, February 2
Late fee of $25.00 (US) will be assessed if "application to graduate" for summer and fall of 2014 is submitted this date and after

Monday, March 3

Tuesday, March 4 to Friday, April 18
LATE FEE of $15.00 (US) will be assessed on cap & gown orders postmarked this date and after.

Saturday, April 19  through Commencement
LAST MINUTE ATTIRE ORDERS - Cap and gown orders will be accepted based on availability. Additional air shipping charges will apply. 

Late April:  REHEARSAL INFORMATION E-MAILED TO STUDENTS - to facilitate many of our students who do not live on campus. 

Wednesday, May 7 to Saturday, May 10 - ATTIRE PICKUP 
NEW LOCATION: Pearl Street Warehouse (corner of Pearl and DeSmet) - Wed, Thur, Fri ONLY
3:00 to 6:00 p.m.. - Wednesday, 5/7
3:00 to 6:00 p.m.. - Thursday, 5/8
3:00 to 7:00 p.m.. - Friday, 5/9
12:30 to 4:00 p.m.. - Saturday, 5/10 - Martin Center 2nd Floor Foyer - Saturday ONLY

Thursday, May 8 - Banquet for Graduate Students at the Bozarth Retreat Center


Friday, May 9 - 3:00 to 6:00 pm - MBA and MAcc graduate celebration for students and families.  Jepson Lobby.  Attire is business casual.

Saturday, May 10
12:30 to 4:00 p.m. -
 CAP & GOWN PICK-UP for Masters Students, 2nd floor balcony of The Martin Centre - by the pool entrance
By 1:00 p.m. -
STUDENTS ASSEMBLE FOR BACCALAUREATE MASS (Optional) in academic attire in The Martin Centre.
1:30 p.m. -
BACCALAUREATE MASS (Optional), in the McCarthey Athletic Center (doors will open at 12:15 p.m.)  Students may invite as many quests as they wish to the Mass and no tickets will be required for admission.
2:30-3:30 p.m.
- Reception for Masters Degree Candidates in the SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, in the Rosauer Center
4:00 p.m. - GRADUATING STUDENTS LINE UP, in old gym in The Martin Centre. Guests may proceed directly to the McCarthey Athletic Center. 4:40 p.m. - ACADEMIC PROCESSION BEGINS
5:00 p.m. - CEREMONY BEGINS in the McCarthey Athletic Center.
6:45 to 7:45 p.m. - (After Ceremony) - SOCIAL FOR GRADUATES, FACULTY AND FAMILIES, South Lawn of The Martin Centre (if raining, ceremony will be moved inside to old gym)

6:30 p.m.* - (immediately following the ceremony) - Dinner for  ORGL and COML graduates - Cataldo Globe Room
-Space is limited, RSVP here


  • McCarthey Athletic Center offers plenty of disabled seating options.  See a crowd management attendant upon arrival for assistance. 

  • We invite you to stop by and pick up those special souvenirs at either the Zagshop Main Store in the  BARC (open Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm, & closed Sunday) or at the Zagshop Team Store on the west end of campus on the corner of Ruby and Boone (open Monday-Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm, & Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm).

  • Crosby Student Center will be open Friday 7:30am-8:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm, & Sunday 1:00-4:00pm will the Crosby Espresso Cafe open Friday 7:30am-8:00pm & Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm.  See Bing Crosby's gold and platinum records and relax with a latte.

Angela Ruff
Special Projects Manager