Prepare for Commencement

Whether you are a student, family member, friend, or faculty member celebrating graduation, we know Commencement will be a memorable event for you!

Apply to Graduate

All graduating students MUST apply for graduation to receive their diploma and become official University of Cincinnati graduates. During the graduation application process, you will indicate whether or not you intend to participate in the Commencement ceremony.

Students should meet with their advisor before completing the application to ensure eligibility for graduation. All applications for graduation are handled by the Office of the Registar. You can find more information by visiting their Apply to Graduate page.


Regalia must be worn during the ceremony.

Graduating Master's, Bachelor's, and Associate's students may purchase caps and gowns online now. Regalia will be available for purchase in the TUC Bookstore and branch locations beginning Monday, March 23, 2020.

Graduating Doctoral students may contact the Graduate School for information on ordering Doctoral regalia.