Commencement information for fall 2018

  • Sunday, December 9, Commencement (Chapel of the Holy Trinity) 2:00 pm
  • Live Stream: Can't make it? Don't miss a thing, watch the ceremonies live, right here

If you have any questions please contact Erica Whitesell (

Application to graduate

This is an essential step to acquiring your diploma. Whether you plan to attend the ceremony or not, all prospective graduates must complete the Graduation Application. Please note, the last day to complete the Graduation Application is Friday, October 19, 2018. Applications completed after the deadline will result in the graduate's name NOT appearing in the graduation program.

Graduation Applications are now completed through Banner Self-Service. To access the Graduation Application through Banner Self Service, complete the following steps:

  • Log into the portal
  • Click the Student tab
  • Click Banner Self-Service
  • Click Student
  • Click Apply to Graduate

Graduation Application

Academic regalia

Undergraduate & Graduate Students- All caps, gowns, hoods and tassels will be ordered directly through Jostens. To order online click here! The deadline for ordering your regalia online is Monday, November 5th.

  • If you miss the deadline for ordering through Jostens, please contact Kendra Ernst ( to order.
  • Undergraduate Students' regalia will be available for pick up in the Academic Office beginning Wednesday, November 28.
  • Graduate Students regalia will be directly mailed to you. When they arrive, remove them immediately to make sure everything is present and hang up your gown to undo any wrinkling.

Additional graduation products

  • Class rings
  • Diploma frames
  • Graduation Announcements

Click Here to Order

Commencement photography

Photography Information coming soon.

Live webcast

A live webcast will be available during the commencement ceremony for those that cannot attend in person. It will begin five minutes before the start of the event. Watch the live stream right here!

Commencement - Sunday, December 9, 2018, at 2:00 pm, Chapel of the Holy Trinity

This ceremony recognizes the accomplishments of both undergraduate and graduate students. There are no tickets, so invite your guests to arrive early for the best seats.


Call Photography will once again take photos of each student and other ceremony highlights. If family and friends also wish to take photographs, you may use the left, right, and center aisles behind the ushers & marshals.

Click here for the CALL Photography online check-in form. Bonus: Graduates who complete the online form will receive a 10% discount.


Undergraduate and graduate students will assemble between the Kreft building and Science building prior to the processional. Academic garb will be worn for the ceremony. Please plan to arrive early to pick up your name/photography card in the Kreft building. Remember to leave any valuables in your vehicle or with a family member.

Inclement weather

In the case of inclement weather check your CUAA email after 1:00 pm for any final notices and instructions. Campus signage and ushers will be available to help direct you.

Special needs seating

Please request any special needs seating by October 26 by contacting Erica Whitesell ( A separate section will be designated for special needs seating. Two guests are allowed to sit next to each special needs attendee.

Commencement protocol

  • Students and faculty will wear academic attire for both baccalaureate and commencement.
  • NO air horns or other loud noisemakers will be permitted in the Chapel or Field House.
  • Parents & friends may come to the left, right and center aisles to take pictures. However, you must remain behind the ushers and marshals.
  • Graduates will receive only the diploma cover; your official diploma will be mailed at a later date.
    • Professional photographs will be taken of each graduate immediately after receiving their diplomas. Contact Call Photography (1-800-997-4980) if you do not receive your proof. If you do not wish to order, ignore the offer.

Further Assistance

For information about your graduation status/requirements, call the Registrar at 734-995-7413.

For information about commencement, contact call Erica Whitesell at 734-995-7381.

Further Assistance

For information about your graduation status/requirements, call the Registrar at 734-995-7413.
For information about baccalaureate or commencement, call the Academic Office at 734-995-7513.