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Class of 2023 Checklist

  1. Confirm eligibility.  Eligibility to participate in the University Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2023 is limited to students who have graduated or will graduate during the 2023-24 academic year.

  2. Apply for degree and complete requirements.  To participate in Commencement activities in December 2023, candidates must apply for degree and meet the requirements associated with their graduation status. The deadline to apply for degree is Wednesday, November 1, 2023. 

    • Email the Office of the Registrar at for any questions regarding your degree or graduation eligibility status.

  3. Attend Grad Salute.  Graduate candidates are encouraged to attend Grad Salute on October 4th and 5th at the Gatton Student Center for assistance with all your graduation needs.

  4. Register for Commencement.  Once candidates apply for their degree, they will be eligible to register to participate in the Commencement ceremonies through Marching Order.

  5. Order academic regalia for Commencement activities.  More details on placing orders for attire will be available on the Cap and Gown page.

  6. Celebrate!  Commencement 2023 ceremonies will take place on Friday, December 15 at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. ET at Rupp Arena at the Central Bank Center! The ceremony will also be live-streamed and available on the Commencement website the morning of the ceremony.