BEFORE YOU GRADUATE
There are important steps you must take before you graduate (further instructions provided below):
- Register for Commencement
- Order your regalia
- Pick up your regalia
You must register online for Commencement. If you have applied to graduate in Banner, instructions for Commencement registration through the Marching Order portal will be sent to your SPU email address. Registration on Marching Order must be completed by April 15.
To register your guests for your hooding ceremony, please contact your program coordinator.
You must order your regalia (cap, gown, and tassel) by Friday, March 1. See the cap, gown, and hood page for more information.
PICKING UP REGALIA
If your regalia order is placed by March 1, your regalia will be ready to pick up at Grad Fest on Tuesday, April 9. If you do not purchase your regalia by March 1, you will be able to purchase it at the SPU Bookstore at a higher price point. See the cap, gown, and hood page for more information.
GRADUATE HOODING CEREMONIES
Saturday, June 13, 2020, various times and locations (see below)
11:15 a.m.—12:15 p.m., Graduate Reception, Nickerson Studios
12:20—1:15 p.m., Hooding Ceremony, Nickerson Studios
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Demaray Hall, Room 150
12:30–1:30 p.m., Upper Gwinn Commons
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., McKinley Hall, EE Bach Theatre
Marriage and Family Therapy
12:30–1:30 p.m., Emerson Hall
12:30–1:30 p.m., Library Seminar Room
Friday, June 12, School of Health Sciences Building
Commissioning, 4–6 p.m.
Friday, June 12, First Free Methodist Church
5–6 p.m. – Graduate Reception, Fine Center
6–7 p.m. – Hooding and Commissioning, Sanctuary
(Note that this hooding ceremony will take place the evening before Commencement)
Please contact your program coordinator, if you have any questions about the above Hooding ceremonies.
GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
Saturday, June 13, 2020, 2–3:30 p.m., Tiffany Loop
Graduates, please arrive promptly at 1:30 p.m. to line up. Meet on the Fifth Avenue streetscape (between Marston and Weter), and line up according to program. Doctoral students, with hoods in hand, should line up at the front of the processional (on the south end of the Streetscape), by program in the following order: Education, Health Sciences, and Psychology, Family, and Community (Clinical Psychology and Industrial-Organizational Psychology). Staff will be on hand to direct you.
The processional will begin moving down to Tiffany Loop at 1:55 p.m. Keep your place in line, and be sure to sit in your assigned row.
If you or your guests have any accessibility needs (i.e. cannot manage stairs), please contact email@example.com, so we can assist with accommodations.
Remember that this is an outdoor ceremony, so please adjust your clothing and footwear accordingly. In case of inclement weather, refer to the rain plan page for more information.
Meeting Family Members/Guests: Following the platform party and faculty recessional (students will not recess), you can visit with your family members and guests in Tiffany Loop and take photos up by the platform.