Graduation Ceremony FAQs

  • How much are cap & gowns?

    Contact Jostens for cap and gown units (orders placed after Nov. 6th -  $39.00 individual price) senior products


    How many graduation tickets will each student receive?

    Five (5)


    When will students receive graduation tickets?

    Immediately following rehearsal at Northwestern’s Welsh-Ryan Arena located in McGaw Hall


    Will graduation ceremony photos be taken at the commencement ceremony?

    Yes; Stuart-Rodgers Photography will be on-site to take Graduation Ceremony Photos. More information can be found HERE.


    When and where is the graduation rehearsal?

    TBD, Welsh-Ryan Arena 


    Is it mandatory for students to attend graduation rehearsal?



    When is graduation?

    Sunday, May 24, 2020 at Welsh-Ryan Arena


    What time is graduation?



    What time do senior students need to arrive at Welsh-Ryan Arena for the graduation ceremony?



    How long will the graduation ceremony last?

    Approximately 2 hours (start to finish)


    When will Diplomas be distributed?

    Immediately after graduation, on site.


    Is Welsh-Ryan Arena air-conditioned?



    Is accessible parking available at Welsh-Ryan Arena?



    Does Welsh-Ryan Arena have accessible seating?



    Is seating in Welsh-Ryan Arena assigned?

    No, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis


    What is the address for Welsh-Ryan Arena?

    2705 Ashland Ave., Evanston, IL 60208 (McGaw Hall)