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Preparing for Commencement

We look forward to seeing you in May!

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Holy Names University graduate student in cap and gown
We look forward to seeing you in May!

Congratulations, Graduate!

We rejoice with you as you journey toward Commencement: both an ending and a new beginning. The information provided in the PowerPoint and Commencement Guide (both linked below) is designed to help you navigate the deadlines and forms that are required to graduate and participate in the commencement ceremony. You will also find detailed information about the ceremonies, academic attire, rehearsal, and helpful suggestions for making the most of this special time. If you have any questions along the way, please feel free to reach out!

Commencement Guide

Upcoming Deadlines

Commencement Attire order deadline: April 19, 2021

All students intending to participate in the May commencement ceremonies must place their order online prior to the deadline. The cost of the attire – consisting of a gap, gown, tassel, degree-specific hood (or stole for credential and certificate students), and stole of gratitude – is covered by your graduation fee. Orders must be placed online at

Student Account Payment Deadline: May 1, 2021

Your student account balance must be paid in full by the deadline in order to participate in Commencement activities. Log in to Student Account Center to review your account and make a payment.


For questions regarding the ceremony, please contact Casey LaBarbera: or 510.436.1144

For academic-related questions, please contact the Registrar’s Office: or 510.436.1133

For questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office: or 510.436.1327

For questions regarding your student account, please contact Liz Aswegan: or 510.436.1425

For questions regarding Accessibility Information, please contact Rebecca Whitney: or 510.436.1394