Commencement FAQ

What do I do if I need more tickets?

If you need additional tickets you can:

  • Speak to your classmates to seek additional tickets.
  • Any extra available seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis 10 minutes prior to the beginning of each ceremony.

I just graduated, so when do I get my diploma?

Approximately 6-8 weeks.

Where is commencement held?

Fall commencement is held in Preston Auditorium.

Spring commencement is held on Moffett Quad.

In the event of inclement weather please consult the home page for announcements of alternate locations.

Do I really need the tickets for the commencement ceremony?

Fall commencement tickets are required as the ceremony is held at Preston Auditorium.

Spring commencement tickets are only required in the event of inclement weather.

My diploma came to me damaged, so what do I do?

Send the damaged diploma back to the registrar's office in the the original envelope, and you will receive a replacement copy in 7-14 business days.

Can I order another copy of my diploma?

A replacement diploma (PDF) can be ordered for a fee of $20 (per diploma).

What do I do if I can't find my question?

Email your question to  If enough persons have the same question, it might end up here.