There are many things graduates need to know to prepare for the ceremonies. Here you'll find information on regalia, tickets, and much more.
Please visit the Graduation Office to learn more about applying for graduation. Please note that your graduation application must be approved before you may complete any of the other steps in the checklist.
In order to register/participate in the ceremony, you must have applied and been approved to graduate. Once this step has been completed, you will need to do one of the following:
- Order regalia from the University Store
- Have religious or military attire approved by the University Store
- Have previously worn regalia approved by the University Store
It is necessary to complete one of these three options in order to successfully register you for the ceremonies and guarantee your tickets. Students who miss the registration deadline will not be guaranteed participation in the ceremony of their choice.
Students with double majors or degrees that bridge two colleges (e.g. Secondary Education, Human Resources Educational Leadership, Environmental Sciences, or Environmental Studies) must register to walk with the college of their choice by Apr. 22, 2017 at the University Store. Students who miss this deadline will be assigned to an appropriate ceremony based on availability.
If you are a student with a disability who will require accommodation at the ceremony, please contact the Disability Support Services Office, 410-704-2638, so necessary arrangements can be made.
Four tickets have been placed on an account in your name through the e-ticketing website and will be available starting at 10 am on May 1, 2017. Please be sure to log-in to your account between May 1, 2017 - May 5, 2017 to verify that your account is working properly and that you are able to access your tickets. Please visit Tickets for more detailed information on how to access tickets and also obtain extra tickets.
Cap & gown pick-up begins on Monday, May 8, 2017 at the U-Store Nook (located next to Tiger Reels). We strongly encourage students to pick-up regalia as early as possible to ensure that your order and size are correct.
Graduates will receive a parking permit for Lots 13/14 with cap & gown pick-up. Students who will be wearing previously worn regalia, religious attire, or military attire will need to pick-up their parking permit during cap & gown pick-up.
Lots 13/14 are located just outside of Unitas Stadium.
The Office of the Provost has developed a Commencement Guide for Graduates, which contains all of the information graduates need to know about Commencement. Students will also be given a hard-copy of this guide at cap & gown pick-up.
Upon arrival at the Student Robing Room (located in the Towson Center gymnasiums), students will need to check-in with their OneCards or other photo ID's to receive a student name card, which will be what you present to the faculty name card presenter prior to walking across the stage. If you have concerns over the correct pronunciation of your name, you will be directed to a special area where volunteers can assist you with adding the phonetic pronunciation to your name card.
Students are also encouraged to review the Phonetic Spelling Guide for additional guidance.