Frequently Asked Questions: Commencement

Are departmental ceremonies also cancelled for May?
All in-person ceremonies are cancelled for May. For a list of virtual ceremonies please visit

Does this mean I cannot graduate in May? 
No. Students who complete the requirements for graduation this spring, will still be awarded degrees in May. Transcripts will reflect a graduation date of May.

How will I receive my diploma?
Diploma mailing will follow the standard process for May and August/December graduates.  For more information visit

Is the graduation fee refundable?
Because graduation fees cover many graduation related costs, they are non-refundable.  For more information visit

Can I get a refund for my regalia? 
Please see Graduation Regalia Refund Procedures.