Information for Graduate Students

Congratulations on your achievement!

This checklist serves as a reference to assist you through the commencement registration process. Participation in the commencement ceremony does not guarantee graduation from the University. All degree requirements must be met in order to receive your diploma.


Get ready to graduate!

  1. Please be sure to apply to graduate and check out by the corresponding deadlines to confirm your participation in the ceremony. See Graduation Deadlines for more details and deadlines.
  2. Order regalia from the Bookstore
  3. Confirm name pronunciation by November 15: Register with Marching Order, our commencement event software. This software ensures that your name is pronounced correctly during the ceremony.
    1. Go to the Marching Order website
    2. Register as a NEW USER: click the “Please click here to register” link
    3. Enter your Mines email address, then click “Request Password”
    4. An email will be sent to you with instructions to create a password and access the site.
  4. Export your Mines email to a new or existing account – it will be deactivated and you will lose all your emails if you don’t.
  5. Update your Diploma Mailing Address in Trailhead. A hold will be placed on your account until this information is entered.
  6. Update your email contact information in Trailhead in order to ensure you receive pertinent information.
  7. Update your info to receive Mines alumni communications
  8. Fill out a survey for the Career Center
  9. Make your mark before you graduate
  10. Enjoy the Commencement Ceremony on Friday, December 14 at 2 p.m. You have earned it!

Key dates

  • October 26
    Last day to order cap and gown through the Bookstore
  • November 15
    Last day to enter name pronunciation and upload an optional shout out/thank you with a photo through Marching Order
  • December 14
    Commencement, 2 p.m., Lockridge Arena, Student Recreation Center