Information for Graduates
Announcements & Class Rings
All graduates may order announcements and class rings from Herff Jones.
Cap & Gown
Graduates and degree candidates who plan to participate in the commencement ceremony must place their cap and gown order online from Herff Jones.
The following deadlines apply:
- May commencement: March 15
- December commencement: October 15
- After these deadlines, please contact the Baker bookstore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785.594.8315 for cap and gown availability.
If family members take personal photographs, they should avoid disrupting the flow of graduates as they return to their seats after receiving their diploma covers and should take care to not obscure the view of audience members and other commencement guests.
Commencement Ceremony DVD
Cinematic Visions will livestream the commencement ceremonies and offer DVDs for $20. Order DVD online.
Seating for guests in wheelchairs or for whom walking is difficult is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Candidates for degrees must arrive no later than 45 minutes before their commencement ceremony. Please allow sufficient time to travel to Baldwin City, find parking and arrive at Mabee Gymnasium (second floor of Mabee Memorial Hall, southwest of the corner of Sixth and Fremont streets) with cap and gown at least 45 minutes before your ceremony.
In the event that weather will not permit degree candidates to make the short march from Mabee Gymnasium to the Collins Center, candidates will assemble with caps and gowns no later than 45 minutes before their commencement ceremony in the north and south hallways of Collins Center. University officials and university marshals will direct the degree candidates to line up by degree group in the appropriate hallway in preparation for the indoor processional. Follow the directions of the university marshals.