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Registrar Information for Baccalaureate and Commencement

Professors Walking the Oaks

Key Points on Baccalaureate and Commencement from The Office of Records and Registration


Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)



1. When will the announcements be available for pickup? The announcements will be available on Tuesday, April 16th in the Office of Academic Affairs (Rosenwald 203)


2. How many announcements will we receive? Each candidate for graduation will receive 10 announcements, however you can order additional announcements from Jostens.


3. What if we have already completed our degree requirements during the 2018 Summer Term or Fall Semester and we are no longer on campus; how do we get our announcements? Please send an email to with your preferred mailing address and we will mail them to you.


4. When will the Caps and Gowns be available for pickup? Caps and Gowns will be distributed during Clearance Week, May 6th – May 9th .  Please check your emails for the clearance process.


FEES (check with the Office of Business and Finance):

1. When will graduation fees be posted? – Friday, January 25th


2. Do we get a discount if we do not attend the scheduled events? No, these fees are set.


3. Are the graduation fees refundable if we do not participate in Commencement? No, the graduation fee is non-refundable.



Will instructors be notified of whom prospective graduates are for our final exams? Yes, the Office of Records and Registration will notify your instructors prior to the week of your final exams.



Make sure all the information on the graduation application is current and correct:


-name as it will appear on diploma and invitation

-address if we need to mail the diploma

-email address other than your Dillard University email address


Contact:  Office of Records and Registration, 816.4705 (Phone) or (Email)











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