Information for Graduates

Oakes Graduates at Commencement Ceremony. Credit: Stephen J. Marino


  • Grad Fair will take place on Wednesday, March 30 & Thursday, March 31 | 10am-6pm | at the Redwood Lounge
  • Graduate Information Session
  • Commencement Registration: Opens Monday, March 28 & Closes Monday, May 16 at 11:59pm
  • Senior Dinner: Join us in celebrating the Oakes Graduating Class of 2022! There will be FREE food, FREE senior gifts, photo ops & more!
    • Saturday, May 21st | 5pm-7pm | Oakes Upper Lawn | Semi-formal attire


Regalia & Commencement Swag 

Purchase your cap & gown HERE! The deadline to order regalia is Tuesday, May 10 at 8:59 PM.

Once you order you can click HERE to check your order status

NOTE: Regalia is not required to participate in commencement.


Commencement Newsletter

Join the mailing list for commenecement updates HERE


Commencement & Graduation


Commencement is different from graduation.

Commencement is the celebration that graduation has, or will soon occur. Graduation is the official acknowledgement that a student’s course of study is complete and, with that, a degree conferred. 

To check your graduation status or to apply for graduation please visit the Office of the Registrar website

Not all students who commence are eligible to graduate in Spring 2022. If you have questions about this, please contact for clarification.



Commencement will consist of a virtual commencement ceremony and in-person stage crossing experience - Slug Crossing! Please register HERE! You can check your commencement registration status via this LINK

Registration closes on Monday, May 16 at 11:59 PM