General Information: Annual Commencement Exercises (updated early Spring),, click "Seniors".

Commencement Hotline: 661-362-2816

Related help docs:

  • Date and time
  • Location, map & parking, local hotels and motels
  • Guest Seating, Handicapped & Disabled Seating
  • Photography
  • Livestream
  • Post Ceremony Celebration
  • Graduation vendors: photographer, announcements, rings
  • Graduation Events: Grad practice, departmental pictures, line-up 

Commencement Events & Deadlines: See this year's dates at Annual Commencement Exercises.

Before Commencement Day:
    1. Graduation Contract due: the last day of the Fall semester prior to graduating.
    2. Proof of Transfer: students are allowed to walk in commencement with no more than 6 units outstanding. If in addition to the 6 units, you are in-progress with transfer credit, proof of progress must be shown to the Registrar's Office.
    3. Honors department chapel: April. Receive honors medals.
    4. Mandatory Graduation Meeting: April. Receive graduation regalia and important graduation instructions.
Commencement Day:
    1. Mandatory Commencement Practice
    2. Departmental Pictures: Day of graduation. Schedule will be distributed to students. 
    3. Graduation Line-Up: Immediately prior to commencement 
    4. Commencement


Caps & Gowns
Ordering : The Registrar's Office orders caps & gowns during Spring Break for students who have a finalized graduation contract and are walking in the commencement ceremony. 

Pick-up: Regalia will be distributed to students during the Mandatory Commencement Meeting in April. Students who do not attend the mandatory meeting may pick up their package in the Registrar's Office after this event.

Hood color: for graduate-level students, is based on your major.

Size: Your cap & gown is based on the height you provide on your graduation contract and your hood color is based on your major.

Plus size: Plus size gowns can be ordered on request. OR, consider a taller gown because the garment size increases with each 3" height increment. Gowns are available to try-on in the Registrar's Office.

The Registrar's Office does not order regalia for staff or faculty.

Honors Medals
Based on your GPA as of the end of the Winterim semester (does not count Spring GPA). If your award changes after all of your grades are posted after the Spring semester, you may request the medal you've earned! Please contact
Commencement Tickets: Students will be contacted regarding the number of tickets and how to order.

Note: all of this information will be email to student's TMU emails.

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