Graduation Ceremony FAQs

  • How much are cap & gowns?
    Contact Jostens for cap and gown units ($34 individual price/ + $10 handling fee) and other senior products.

    How many graduation tickets will each student receive?
    Five (5). Graduates do not need a ticket to participate in the ceremony.

    When will students receive graduation tickets?
    Immediately following rehearsal at Northwestern’s Welsh-Ryan Arena

    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.

    How do I get a yard sign?
    Students will be able to pick up a senior gift from the Boosters, a Class of 2023 yard sign at Cap & Gown Pick-up on May 18.  

    When and where is the graduation rehearsal?
    TBD, Welsh-Ryan Arena 

    Is it mandatory for students to attend graduation rehearsal?
    Yes

    When is graduation?
    Sunday, May 21, 2023 at Welsh-Ryan Arena

    What time is graduation?
    TBD

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

    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?
    Yes

    Is accessible parking available at Welsh-Ryan Arena?
    Yes

    Does Welsh-Ryan Arena have accessible seating?
    Yes

    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 Memorial Hall)