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Graduation Information

Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 11th, 2024, 10:00 AM on the Townhouse Greens.

For more information on Commencement for the Class of 2024, 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 $63.95. If you just need specific components of the outfit (e.g. hood or cap only), we will have those available to purchase in-store and online by Monday, April 8.

To place your cap and gown order, click here. Caps and Gowns are also available for purchase at the Campus Store. 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 $12.95 for a set of 5. Balfour will be on campus March 19 and 20 at the Campus Store from 11:00 AM - 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!