Graduation Ceremony FAQs

  • How much are cap & gowns?

    Contact Jostens for cap and gown units and other 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

    When and where is 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)