How do I know if I’m ready for graduation?

Download our Graduation Checklist to quickly determine if you’re ready to graduate with the Class of 2015.


How can I apply for graduation?

Filing for Graduation started February 7 and will continue until March 27 in the Academic Advisement Center, Room S220. You must file for graduation in order to participate in commencement activities.


Where can I get my Cap and Gown?

Academic Regalia rentals and purchases for graduates, faculty and staff are available NOW through Wednesday, April 15, 2015 via Herff Jones. See below for pricing details:

Graduates Cap and Gown Purchase
Cap, Gown & Tassel: $30.00
Hood: $29.00
Complete Package: $59.00

Faculty and Staff Cap and Gown Rental

Master's Package - $64.00
Package without hood - $32.00
MA Gown - $30.00
MA Hood - $32.00
Tassel - $3.00

Doctorate Package - $90.00
Package without hood - $55.00
Doc Gown - $32.00
Doc Mortarboard - $23.00
Doc Tassel - $3.00
Doc Hood - $35.00

Students who are graduating with honors, remember to bring your gold honor’s card.

Can I leave after my name is called?

NO! All graduates must remain until the end of the ceremony for the safety and comfort of all guests. The ceremony will be approximately 3 hours. Once the procession has begun, you will not be permitted to leave the room.


Will there be lockers available?

No, locker rooms will not be available. Personal belongings such as cell phones, cameras, bags, etc. should be left with your family.


How do I secure my 2015 Medgar Evers College class ring?

Josten’s will be on site on the following dates :

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, location Student Services Building 1st floor
  • Wednesday,  April 1, 2015 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, location Student Services Building 1st floor

When can I pick up my Commencement 2015 tickets?

In order to be eligible for Commencement 2015 tickets you must attend a official Graduate Briefing session. All students must sign-in at the event and complete an official Alumni Membership form.  Once you complete these necessary steps you will receive an email confirmation on when and where to pick-up your tickets.


How many tickets am I eligible to receive?

Each graduate will receive 5 tickets. Students will be notified if more tickets become available. You must bring your official ID to pick-up tickets.

What GPA do I need to graduate with Honors?
Cum Laude (3.25-3.49)
Magna Cum Laude (3.50-3.69
Summa Cum Laude (3.70-4.00)

(All graduates must have the above cumulative Grade Point Average by the end of the Fall 2014.)

Is there a special tassel to wear as a Honors graduate?

On Commencement Day, these candidates for graduation will be given a "gold tassel" to wear with their academic regalia.  The tassel will be provided at the sign-in desk the morning of Commencement.


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