Degree and Diploma Requirements
The Commencement ceremony is held annually in May for all undergraduates, and graduate
degree recipients of the Braniff Graduate School, Neuhoff School of Ministry, and
Satish and Gupta Graduate College of Business. Students who have completed all degree
requirements in August or December are also eligible to participate in the May ceremony.
Students declare themselves Bachelor's degree candidates and their intention to participate
in the May Commencement ceremony by completing a formal degree plan and application
for degree. It is the student's responsibility to verify that all graduation requirements
as published in the University bulletin have been met. As an aid to verifying their
status, students must complete an official degree plan review and degree application
form within a calendar year of their expected graduation date.
Master's or Doctoral degree candidates planning to participate in the May Commencement
ceremony must submit a graduation petition to the appropriate graduate office. Questions
about degree requirements in the Braniff Graduate School should be directed to Marie
Azcona, firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-721-5106, Neuhoff School of Ministry to Sheri Collier, email@example.com or 972-265-5814, Satish and Gupta Graduate College of Business to Tasheena Mullins,
firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-721-5292
Order Cap and Gown
Caps, gowns, and tassels will be purchased online directly though Herff Jones. They
will be shipped directly to an address of your choosing. You may want to have yours
shipped directly to your UD mailbox to ensure you have everything on time for the
ceremony. The University is providing the keepsake hood, which will be distributed
upon check-in on the morning of commencement.
Seniors will be wearing their caps and gowns to Convocation on May 3, so please make
sure you place your order in time. The deadline for ordering your cap and gown is April 15, 2018.
Click here to purchase your cap and gown
Order Printed Formal Graduation Announcements
Click here to order formal graduation announcements