Graduation Information

Commencement Information

If you would like to participate in Commencement on Saturday, May 13, 2023, please choose a ceremony preference when placing your order. You must purchase a gown, cap, and tassel set to participate in the ceremony unless otherwise approved. Attendance at each ceremony will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis. The first 125 students to place their order will be given their preference of time. After that, we will try to honor your request. You will be emailed your confirmed ceremony time and the ticket download information in April. The confirmation will be sent to your student email.

You keep the cap, gown, and tassel. Financial Aid will not apply. Orders must be submitted with the student's email address in order to receive order confirmation and notifications.

Cap, gown, and tassel orders can not be shipped. These orders are pre-orders and will be available for pickup at the Commencement Expo on May 9, 2023 ONLY at the Sugar Grove Campus.


Avoid late fees - order by Monday, April 17! Orders after April 17, 2023 will be charged a $10.00 late fee.

Begining April 18, candidates must fill out a Late Participation Application in person at the Office of Vice President of Student Development, Student Center, Room 134, Sugar Grove Campus. The form will then need to be taken to the Bookstore so your payment can be processed. Cap, gown, and tassel quantities will be limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you need a sign language interpreter or an accomodation, please make sure to select the option located in the Sign Language Accomodation of the cap, gown, and tassel order form. Please contact Sarah Kocunik, at 630-466-7900 ext. 2933 or email: A minimum of 2 weeks notice is requested.

If you would like to purchase an additional graduation tassel, please select under extra graduation tassel. If you are eligible for an honors tassel, you may choose to order an honors tassel.

For cap sizes: Place a tape measure around your head about one inch above your ears. Check the following scale:

  • 23 - 25 1/2 inches = One Size Fits All Cap
  • 25 3/4 inches and up = XXXL Cap

For frequently asked questions, please visit: Commencement Ceremony.