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 August 6. Students who apply after this deadline can still participate in commencement, they just will not have their name pre-recorded.

In-person Commencement Ceremonies

Graduates will receive at least 6 guest tickets. After graduates express their intent to participate more details about the ceremony tickets will be released.

The week of July 19, graduates will receive an email on how to secure guest tickets. Tickets are required for entry into College Park Center. Kids under the age of 2 do not need a ticket and must sit on a ticketed guests lap.

Graduates will receive a separate GradPass the week of commencement. Graduates should not be included in guest ticket counts.


Diplomas are mailed 6-8 weeks after final grades post.

They will be mailed to the permanent address you have listed in MyMav. If it has been longer than 8 weeks since you graduated, 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 August 6.