Who may participate (walk) in Commencement?

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.

What time do I need to be there on Commencement day?

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)

Where do I check-in and line up?

Staff members from Eastern University will be in the tent on Doane Hill to assist you. 

How long does the ceremony last?

Typically 1.5 - 2 hours.

Is there a rehearsal for Graduate and Adult Undergraduate Programs (Formerly Campolo College of Graduate Professional Studies) graduates?

No, we just ask that you arrive at least one hour to check-in and prepare for the ceremony.

I am missing my cap, gown, hood, and/or tassel; My academic attire does not fit; Or I still need to order my academic attire. What do I do?

To order your cap and gown, please click here by April 13. If you are missing a piece, please email the Eastern University book store: eastern@bkstr.com.

I am a PhD or DA student. How do I order my Commencement attire and is there a cost?

PhD and DA students must order their gown through the Herff Jones representative. Please email Chris Urban, Herff Jones College Division, at crusales@msn.com. 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.

How much does Commencement attire cost?

The cost is included in your graduation fee which is paid earlier in your program. 

How do I get a class ring?
Are tickets required for admission to the ceremony?

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.

I can't attend the ceremony. How do I get my diploma and cover?

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.\

How do I change my address?

If you have moved, please contact the Registrar to change your address. The Registrar can be reached at registra@eastern.edu or 610-341-5853.

I and/or my guest require special accommodations for the ceremony. What should I do?
Are there refreshments after the ceremony?

Yes, you are your guests are invited to Walton Hall to enjoy light refreshments.

What hotels are around the St. Davids Campus?

View local Hotel Information.

Is there an additional cost in graduating from Eastern University?

Contact your Student Success Advisor to verify whether or not there are additional costs to graduate from your program.