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Graduation Information

Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 13th, 2023, 10:00 AM on the Townhouse Greens.

For more information on Commencement for the Class of 2023, click here.


Cap and Gown

All students, regardless of their major, wear the same graduation regalia (cap, gown, hood, and black tassel). The cost for the complete outfit is $53.95 if ordered by April 2, after that date the cost will be $63.95. Payment is not required when placing your order, you will pay when you pick up your order between May 8 -12 at the Campus Store. Students who only need part of the outfit or do not need regalia, should still place an order - there is an option to indicate that only part of the outfit is needed or no outfit is needed.

To place your cap and gown order, click here. If you need your order to be shipped, please place the order at the link provided and email the Campus Store's Director, Richard Wagner, at rtwagner@smcm.edu.

Shop Diploma Frames

Beginning with the Class of 2021, the new diploma size is 11" X 14". When ordering, please make sure to purchase the correct size diploma frame, it will have the diploma size that it is for in the title.

Click here to view our current diploma frame inventory.

Ring & Graduation Announcements

To purchase personalized class rings and announcements from Balfour, please click here or call 1(877)225-3687. Class rings start at $465 for the Celestrium, while personalized announcements start at $12.90 for a set of 5. Balfour will be on campus March 29 and 30 at the Campus Store from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

Grad Gifts


Congratulate your grad with a gift to remember their experiences at college! We have graduation cards, lawn signs and other alumni imprinted merchandise, click here to check out our graduation gift catalog and here to check out our lawn signs!