Frequently Asked Questions

Registering for Commencement

In order to best plan for a memorable experience for both our graduates and guests you must express your intent to participate in an in-person or virtual ceremony, or not at all, by December 1. Students who apply after this deadline can still participate in commencement, they just will not have their name pre-recorded.

In-person Commencement Ceremonies

All bags and purses must be soft sided and not exceed 16” x 16” x 8”. Backpacks are prohibited, except for single-compartment drawstring bags that do not exceed the MLB bag-size requirements of 16” x 16” x 8”. Exceptions are for those that are carried for medical reasons or manufactured diaper bags that accompany infants and young children. All bags are subject to search before entering the ballpark.


Diplomas are mailed 6-8 weeks after your degree is conferred. They will be sent to the address you listed on your graduation application. If it has been longer than 8 weeks since your degree was conferred, email to check the status.

Students with FERPA holds will not be listed in the printed program. Holds need to be removed in MyMav and will be updated in the digital program.

Students who applied after the application deadline will not be included in the printed program but will be added to the digital program once application has been approved. For questions about this process, email

Virtual Commencement

A virtual commencement is an online celebration with traditional ceremony elements such as degree conferral through an on-demand website with auto generated name calling, videos for university officials, and graduate slides. This website will be a place you can share your accomplishments with family and friends to celebrate your individual accomplishment. Each graduate will be able to customize their slide with a photo and provide name pronunciation information within Marching Order by December 1.