Getting Ready for Commencement 2021


The deadline to order caps, gowns, and hoods is Friday, April 9. After this date, if you still need to order regalia, please order here. Wearing a black cap and gown is necessary to participate in the ceremony. 

Regalia will be distributed on campus in Murray Boardroom in the Wheelock Student Center on the following days:

  • Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
  • Friday, May 7, 2021 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

If you have questions about picking up your regalia, email  

Programs, cords, and leis will be sent to students’ campus mailboxes or alternative addresses. These items will be disseminated by each department.

Name Pronunciation Sessions

Provost Laura Behling will hold four sessions for the Class of 2021 and two sessions for the Class of 2020 where students can join an open zoom and share their name pronunciation in preparation for the calling of names during the Commencement ceremony. Dates, times, and registration will be posted here once confirmed.