You can request to participate in the May 2018 Commencement ceremony if you have an approved academic plan to complete all degree requirements by October 31, 2018. Contact the Registrar's Office for additional information and required forms.
Check-in will occur at St. Davids Campus one (1) hour prior to the ceremony.
Stay tuned for Registrar's Announcement of Your Graduation Time (10am or 3pm)
Staff members from Eastern University will be in the tent on Doane Hill to assist you.
Typically 1.5 - 2 hours.
No, we just ask that you arrive at least one hour to check-in and prepare for the ceremony.
PhD and DA students must order their gown through the Herff Jones representative. Please email Chris Urban, Herff Jones College Division, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Orders for custom gowns must be placed 6 weeks prior to Commencement. The Hood is supplied. The cost of the gown is the responsibility of the student.
The cost is included in your graduation fee which is paid earlier in your program.
No tickets are required for the outside ceremony on the Auxiliary Field.
In the event of severe weather, tickets will be required to enter the ceremony location. Tickets will arrive to the address on file of the graduating student. Each student is given two (2) tickets. Seating will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis for those with tickets. No one will be admitted to the Gym without a ticket. Additional seats are available in the McInnis Auditorium for the live broadcast of the ceremony. Please cut out tickets and give them to your guests to bring to Commencement. Lost tickets cannot be replaced.
We do not give the diplomas out at the ceremony. Every graduate gets a diploma cover during the ceremony. Diplomas are mailed to the address on file by the end of July to students in good standing. As long as you have completed all your credits and you do not have any holds on your account, your diploma will be mailed to you. You do not need to do anything else.\
Yes, you are your guests are invited to Walton Hall to enjoy light refreshments.
Contact your Student Success Advisor to verify whether or not there are additional costs to graduate from your program.