Steps to Graduation

Get Ready for Commencement

Here’s everything you need to know about preparing for graduation day.

1

Apply to graduate

Submit the application for graduation through BlueNet.

2

Order your cap and gown by February 23

  • Go to Elmhurst’s pages on the Jostens website
  • Select Bachelor’s or Master’s regalia
  • Enter the degree you are earning, your height and your weight
  • Check out at no charge (costs are covered in the $60 graduation fee)
3

RSVP for the ceremony by February 23

Submit the online response form in BlueNet.

4

Settle your financial accounts by April 15

Contact the Office of Student Financial Services with questions.

5

Join us for Grad Finale

Stop by the Founders Lounge on one of the following days:

Grad Finale

  • April 17, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • April 18, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Frick Center, Founders Lounge

  • Pick up your cap and gown
  • Pick up tokens (for undergraduate ceremony if held indoors)
  • Get details about Commencement
  • Have your Commencement photo taken by GradImages
  • Learn about alumni benefits and career services
  • Purchase class ring and/or other memorabilia from Jostens and Beck’s Bookstore
  • Pay any outstanding charges
6

Celebrate your achievement

See the Commencement Schedule for graduation-day details. If you’re not planning to attend your ceremony, you may pick up your diploma starting May 30 in the Office of Registration and Records in Goebel Hall.

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