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FAQs about Commencement

Stay tuned for more details! Until then, here are answers to frequently asked questions and the most current information about 2018 graduation activities.

Announcements, rings, and diploma frames

  • Find details about graduation announcements, diploma frames, and class rings on the Herff Jones website at http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_marianin/.
  • The Marian University bookstore also has samples of rings, frames, and announcements.

Dress code

  • Please dress appropriately and respectfully for commencement. No specific color shoes are required. Do not wear decorations or jewelry on the outside of your gown.
  • Because the ceremony is held outdoors, please dress accordingly. We encourage students to wear sunscreen and comfortable shoes for walking and standing.

How long is the ceremony?

  • The commencement ceremony generally lasts at least two hours.  

When will I receive my diploma?

  • May 2018 graduates will not receive their diplomas during the Commencement Ceremony.
  • Obtain your diploma in person from the Office of the Registrar, located in Room 104 of Marian Hall, during normal business hours beginning Monday, June 4 through Wednesday, June 27.
  • Diplomas not claimed by Wednesday June 27 will be mailed to the home address we have on record for you in CAMS.
  • You must ensure the Office of the Registrar has record of your current home address where diplomas and photos should be mailed. If you have moved or changed addresses, update your home address in the CAMS student portal.
  • August and December graduates will receive their diplomas approximately one month after classes are complete.
  • Diplomas are only issued when you have completed all degree requirements and paid all balances due.


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