Preparing for Commencement

Download: Graduate Packet 2015 (pdf)
Students who plan on graduating must complete the following:
  1. Declare a Major and/or Minor. Forms are available in the Registrar and Academic Advising Offices.
  2. Complete the Application for Degree Form. Applications are available in the Registrar and Academic Advising Offices.
  3. Order cap and gown from the Aquinas Bookstore. The Bookstore's deadline for placing cap and gown orders is April 2, 2015.
No transcripts or diplomas will be released until all Student Account balances are paid in full.
Commencement Ceremony Tickets
  • Each graduate is entitled to up to four tickets for guests for the Commencement ceremony. 
  • Tickets must be picked up in person with student ID in the Dean of Students Office in the Academic Building, Room 107 from Monday, April 13 through Friday, May 1 between the hours of 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • There is no charge for Commencement tickets. 
  • Tickets are not required for the Baccalaureate Mass.
Caps, Gowns & Honor Cords
Caps and gowns may be picked up in the Aquinas Bookstore from April 21 - May 8, 2015.
Honor cords for those graduates with qualifying GPA's will be distributed with the caps and gowns.
The honor cords are:
  • Silver - Cum Laude (GPA of 3.5 or better);
  • Maroon - Magna Cum Laude (GPA of 3.7 or better);
  • Silver and Maroon - Summa Cum Laude (GPA of 3.9 or better)
If you believe you qualify for this honor please check with the Registrar’s Office before graduation day. No changes will be made on Commencement day.