2024 Graduate Participant's To-Do List


□ Order Commencement Regalia

Order your cap, gown, hood, and tassel from Herff Jones by March 5, 2024, for shipping to campus for pickup at GradFest. More details here. You must wear a cap, gown, hood, and tassel at Commencement.

□ (2024 Date TBD) Complete the Graduation Legacy Survey

Complete the Graduation Legacy Survey (link coming soon) here by March 31.

□ Attend GradFest

Cap and gown orders shipped to campus will be available for pickup at GradFest on April 22, 2024, from 12 to 2 p.m. or 5 to 7 p.m. in the Wege Ballroom. Ticket pickup is also available at this event.

□ Attend Toast to the Tassel

The Aquinas Alumni Association celebrates your accomplishments with Toast to the Tassel -- a fun event just for graduates. Plan to attend on Thursday, May 9, 2024. Advance registration required. (Link coming soon.)

□ (2024 Date TBD) Submit Name Pronunciation Form

Please tell us how your name should be pronounced at commencement by completing this Name Pronunciation Form (link coming soon).

□ (2024 Date TBD) Submit Special Accommodation Form

If you have a guest who needs special accommodations for the commencement ceremony, please fill out the Accommodation Request Form (link coming soon) for your guests.

□ (2024 Date TBD) Submit Thank-You Messages

Submit a thank-you message to family, friends, mentors, faculty, coaches, or others. (Link coming soon.) Messages will be displayed on the video screen at Commencement. 

□ (2024 Date TBD) Update Permanent Address

Provide the Registrar’s Office with your updated address before leaving AQ.

□ (2024 Date TBD) Pre-register with GradImages for Graduation Photos

When you pre-register for graduation photos before May 11, you will automatically receive a coupon code for 20% off your purchase of $50 or more. Add your friends' and families' email addresses, and they'll save 20% on your photos. Plus, they'll receive a link to view your photos. Please submit your information early and rest assured knowing that your proofs will be sent to you as soon as they're available after the event.

□ Complete Exit Loan Counseling

If you have borrowed a Federal Loan while attending Aquinas, you must complete an exit counseling session. Note: If you are graduating in May but student teaching in the fall, you must complete exit counseling by the end of the fall semester. Visit https://studentaid.gov/ to complete exit counseling and learn about your loan servicer and repayment information.