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Students celebrating at commencement.


Before Commencement Weekend

Reserving Tickets

In the event that we must move commencement to the indoor location of Sanford Field House, rain tickets will be needed. Seniors may request up to six (6) tickets for the ceremony by going to the link provided to them in their email. When reserving tickets, seniors will also be able to type in the phonetic spelling of their name, request special accommodations for family members and RSVP to the Friday night Senior Dinner.

The deadline to request rain tickets is Friday, March 16.

Reserving Cap and Gown

Caps and gowns are worn in the awarding of degrees. Gowns only (no caps) are worn at baccalaureate. Tassels should be on the right for the graduation ceremony.

Caps and gowns should be reserved in advance (available at no cost to you) on the Oak Hall website This is the only way to reserve your cap and gown. The deadline for ordering caps and gowns is also Friday, March 16.