Invitations, Academic Regalia & Dean’s Cards
Friends and Family are permitted to pick-up academic regalia and invitations for graduates, provided the graduating student has emailed the Systems and Records department to provide the name of the person picking up the items. Emails can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gown Room Hours
PLEASE NOTE: You must pick up your Invitations, Academic Regalia & Dean’s Card by 7:00pm on the day before your Convocation Ceremony
Monday, May 15th to Thursday, May 18th.
Friday, May 19th
10:00am-6:00pm (RETURNS ONLY)
It should be noted that if a graduate's Dean’s Card or Academic Regalia is not picked up, the graduate will be assumed to be graduating in Absentia. The graduate`s parchment will not be presented at Convocation nor will any provisions be made for participation in the ceremony.
All graduates will receive 4 invitations to their graduation ceremony. An invitation is required for all guests entering the Theatre Auditorium.
Loyola 290 will be open for guests unable to sit in the McNally Main Auditorium who wish to watch the live ceremony.
Academic RegaliaAcademic Regalia refers to the formal attire worn by graduates and the members of the academic procession during the ceremony. The regalia consists of a hood, robe and mortar board (graduate students only).
According to Academic Regulation 27 (c): “Students will not be permitted to convocate if they are not attired in the academic regalia appropriate to their academic program at Saint Mary's University.”