Graduation Information

Diploma Dates | Regalia | Honors | Photos | Graduation Center | Address Changes


For graduation regalia, diploma frames, class rings, personalized invitations etc, think University Bookstore! In mid February you will be able to place your orders for caps, gowns, tassels, graduate program hoods etc, at the Graduation Center . You’ll also want to check out diploma frames and personalized invitations. In search for discounts? They will be offered on class rings.

Academic Honors

Academic Honors are awarded to baccalaureate and ADCP degree students who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.6 or above (A = 4.0) and with no grade lower than a"C"at EMU. To qualify for graduation honors, a student must have completed at least 48 [31 for ADCP] graded semester hours at EMU.

  • Summa Cum Laude 3.90 – 4.00 GPA
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.80 – 3.89 GPA
  • Cum Laude 3.60 – 3.79 GPA

Graduation/Senior Photo

Graduation day is coming and again this year, every graduate will be photographed receiving his or her diploma. You will be able to view these photos later the same day at There you will be able to see and order not only photos of yourself but also classmates receiving their diplomas as seen from the stage.

All photos will be available soon after the commencement ceremony ends till June 1. Place your orders as soon as you are able to before June 1.

Graduation Center

All graduates are strongly encouraged to visit the Graduation Center which will be held outside the University Bookstore. In addition to the opportunity to order your caps & gowns, announcements, etc., this is the chance you have to make sure that your name, major/minor, hometown etc are as you’d like them to appear in the commencement program. Grad Center will be on Tuesday, February 28, 12 – 6 p.m., and Wednesday, the 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m..

Address Changes

Please make sure the university has your correct address when you leave. This ensures that important correspondence from EMU gets to you in a timely manner after you have graduated. It also helps us help your friends get in touch with you.

A Graduate Information sheet will be distributed at the rehearsal on Friday April 29 at 3 – 4:30 p.m. (For seminary students, the form will be distributed near the end of the academic year.) On this sheet, you will be asked to enter the address at which you can be reached after you graduate. Please fill in as much as you will be able to at the time.

All alumni are highly encouraged to let the alumni office know of any change of address whenever they move by emailing or calling 540.432.4294.