Marist Campus Commencement

Marist College Commencement

Celebrating the Class of 2024

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Information for Graduates

 

Dates and Deadlines - Graduate and Adult Undergraduate Students

Thursday, April 4
Deadline to order regalia. Click here to place your order.
Monday, April 17
Expected last day for graduates to record their own names with MarchingOrder (check back for updates)
Wednesday, May 3
Disabled seating/parking permits become available in the Registrar’s office
Thursday, May 16
1 - 7 p.m.
Lineup card distribution in Donnelly Hall (photo ID required)
Friday, May 17
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Final lineup card distribution in Donnelly Hall (photo ID required)   
Friday, June 14
Diplomas mailed to all eligible graduates

 

Dates and Deadlines - Undergraduate Students

Thursday, April 4
Deadline to order regalia. Click here to place your order.
Monday, April 17
Expected last day for graduates to record their own names with MarchingOrder (check back for updates)
Wednesday, May 3
Disabled seating/parking permits become available in the Registrar’s office
Thursday, May 16
1 - 4:30 p.m.
Lineup card distribution in Donnelly Hall (photo ID required)
Friday, May 17
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Final lineup card distribution in Donnelly Hall (photo ID required)   
Friday, May 17
1 p.m.
Mandatory rehearsal. Line up on Lowell Thomas Quad (lineup cards required)
Friday, June 14
Diplomas mailed to all eligible graduates

 

Download Your Commencement Slide

Slides submitted and displayed on the video boards during the Commencement ceremonies are available for download. Click here to grab your slide.

 

Application to Graduate

All eligible candidates should have submitted a completed Application for Graduation form to the Registrar’s office by November 27, 2023. At this time only students who are completing this spring can submit a late application. All others are open to apply for next year's ceremony.  If you are unsure if you submitted yours, please contact GraduationApplications@marist.edu.

 

Name Recording

Marist wants to make sure each name called on Commencement day is pronounced correctly. On or about March 27, students will receive an email introducing them to MarchingOrder, an organization working with Marist to record graduate names. Students will first be asked to register on the site and set up a unique password. Once registered, you will be able to access the site and provide the correct pronunciation of your name. If you have questions, please call the Media Center at (845) 575-3635. The deadline for recording names is April 17. 

 

Regalia

Order Deadline: Thursday, April 4, at midnight.

Students who anticipate walking at a commencement ceremony must order a cap and gown, which will be shipped to the student. Marist pays for the cost of the cap and gown, excluding shipping. Once your order is completed, you will receive an electronic confirmation. Contact the Registrar’s Office for questions or order changes.

Dual Degree Program Graduates 

If you will receive BOTH a bachelor’s and a master’s degree at the same time, you should order both sets of regalia.  Place two separate orders.

Accessories 

Herff Jones doesn’t supply gown accessories, such as cords, sashes, stoles, and pins. If you think you may be eligible for an accessory through participation in the Honors Program, study abroad, an honor society, or for other reasons, please reach out to that department directly.  

How to Properly Wear Regalia

To see how to wear your regalia properly, watch this tutorial video here.

Lineup Cards

All graduates must have a lineup card to participate in the Commencement ceremony. Distribution of lineup cards will take place during the week of Commencement.

Graduate and Adult Undergraduate Students

Thursday, May 16
1 - 7 p.m.
Donnelly Hall
Photo ID required
Monday, April 17
Expected last day for graduates to record their own names with MarchingOrder (check back for updates)

Undergraduate Students

Thursday, May 16
1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Donnelly Hall
Photo ID required

Students must pick up their lineup card in person and will be required to show a photo ID and sign the Alcohol Policy statement. 

Only students with lineup cards will be permitted to cross the stage. The Registrar’s office should be contacted immediately if the lineup card is lost.

 

Personalized Announcements

Students may wish to order announcements to alert family and friends about their upcoming graduation. Orders for personalized announcements can be placed online at https://collegegrad.herffjones.com.

 

Diplomas

Diplomas will be mailed June 14 to all who have met graduation requirements.