Graduation Checklist

Mark Your Calendars

Apply for Graduation and RSVP for the Ceremony

  • Fall 2020 Candidates:
    • Apply to graduate on CaneLink by October 8, 2020
    • Order cap and gown via the Herff Jones website by October 8, 2020. Link will be emailed to you once you submit the CaneLink application
  • Spring/Summer 2020 Graduates:
    • Submit the RSVP form by October 8, 2020
    • Order cap and gown via the Herff Jones website by October 8, 2020. Link will be emailed to you once you submit the RSVP form

Tickets

  • Reserve your tickets through the University Athletics' ticket portal
  • Ticket claiming opens on October 22 and closes November 20
  • Graduates must reserve a ticket for themselves even if they have no guests

Virtual Celebration

  • Complete the email from MarchingOrder to upload your professional headshot and name pronunciation
  • Deadline to submit virtual slide information is Monday, November 16, 2020
  • Deadline to submit virtual slide photo is November 24, 2020.
  • Click here to access the virtual slide portal

Student Speakers

Capture the Moment

Arrange Travel and Lodging

  • Book travel and lodging arrangements for you and your guests
  • Visit the Plan Your Visit page for more details

Get Ready for the Big Day!

  • Review venue page so you are informed on the policies, parking, and entrances.
  • Remember you must bring your cap, gown, tassel, and hood (if applicable) to participate on ceremony day. All gradutes must arrive dressed; doctoral candidates will not be hooded on stage and there will be no academic procession of graduates.
  • Review venue policies, including COVID policies and clear bag policy.
  • Make sure you and your guests wear a mask.
  • Gates open 90 minutes prior to each ceremony which allows graduates time to check-in.
  • Review the Hard Rock Stadium seating map so you know where your seats are located.

Take the Fall 2020 Graduating Student Survey