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Apply and Get Ready

Apply to graduate. Register for commencement. Order your cap and gown, and graduation announcements for your friends and family. Read these pages to make sure you don’t forget anything as you get ready for your big day. 

Use this checklist to make sure you can graduate on time, get your degree and diploma, and join your friends at commencement. 
Caps, gowns and other academic dress for commencement are available through the University Bookstore on the North Campus.
Graduation announcements are a traditional symbol of accomplishment, pride and recognition. You can order personalized announcements through Jostens, or purchase generic announcements through the University Bookstore.
Whether you want to celebrate your own accomplishments or get a special gift for your favorite new grad, you’ll find everything you’re looking for right here.