Commencement Student Information

Information for Students Participating in Commencement


Approval to Participate in Commencement

  • Students must first complete the graduation application available on Self-Service. Upon its submission, the Registrar’s Office will review students’ eligibility for participation in Commencement.
  • Eligible students will be invited to RSVP to the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, or School of Business & Society ceremony. A link to rsvp from the Marching Order website will be emailed to their Redlands email address.
  • Students must RSVP by April 1 to ensure their information is included in the Commencement materials.
  • Students that have not received their invitation to commencement by March 1, 2024, should contact the Registrar’s Office,

Accommodation Requests

  • Students who need accommodations to participate in the Commencement Ceremony should complete this accomomodation request form to let us know what accommodations are needed.  Deadline for accommodation requests is Friday, April 12.
  • Students with mobility accommodations are encouraged to park in the designated ADA parking area at Ted Runner Stadium. The vehicle must have a current ADA placard or license plate to park in the designated area.
  • The University will also dispatch golf carts to exterior campus lots. Look for signage with a phone number to call and request a cart ride.

Cap & Gown and Other Memorabilia

Cap & Gown:

  • Caps, gowns, hoods, tams, and tassels are available for purchase at the University Bookstore on the Redlands campus beginning March 4th through the day before Commencement.
  • To prevent sizes from becoming unavailable, please purchase your regalia as soon as possible.

Discount Voucher:

*Good for one school spirit item for the whole month of April 2024. Discount does not apply to commencement regalia, adopted textbooks, special orders, sale books, class and alumni rings, computer software, headphones, periodicals, discounted merchandise, computer hardware, health and beauty aids, or food snacks and beverages.

Bookstore Hours:

  • Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Closed

University Bookstore location

Announcements and Class Rings:

Announcements and class rings can be ordered online at Herff Jones.

Commencement Flowers:

  • Parents and guests are encouraged to pre-order and pick up prior to the ceremony to ensure that students can wear their leis across the stage for their photos.
  • Pre-ordering flowers, orchids, and kukui nut lei’s are available via the Commencement Group website.

Professional photographer: Grad Images:

  • A professional photographer from Grad Images will be at the Commencement ceremony.
  • Each student will receive proofs and order forms by email directly from Grad Images within 72 hours after the ceremony.
  • Students can preregister via the Grad Images website. Register now or before the ceremony and receive a 20% off coupon.