Commencement Ceremony FAQ | Langston University

Commencement Ceremony FAQ

Commencement Ceremony FAQ

Still needing additional information? Please contact us by emailing us at Please select a category that relates to your specific question, or scroll down to see all FAQs below.

Bootstrap Example


Can I decorate my graduation cap?

All cap designs are due by Friday, May 6th. Please send to Dean Busby via email to

Where do I check in on the day of Commencement?

Graduates check in at 8:00 a.m. at the Doors leading to the Atrium. Please arrive early.

Will there be a dress rehearsal?

Yes. The mandatory dress rehearsal is Friday, May 13th at 1:00 PM. Further information will be available soon.

What attire is required at the ceremony?

All graduates are required to wear a cap and gown. We also require that all participants wear an LU branded mask during the Ceremony. We advise all graduates to wear light layers underneath regalia and comfortable dress shoes for the Ceremony.

Do I need to RSVP to participate in graduation?

Not at this time.

Is it required that all graduates attend the rehearsal to participate in graduation?

Rehearsal is mandatory to participate in the commencement exercises. It will be held the day before Commencement and additional details will be shared closer to the Ceremony.

When will the Live Stream link be available?

The link will be available at the start of the Ceremony via the official LU social media channels.

When will I receive my wristband to participate in the Commencement Ceremony?

Graduates will be given wristbands in advance to enter the field for the Ceremony.

How can guests who are unable to attend watch the Ceremony?

The live stream link will be published on all social media channels prior to the Ceremony for guests to watch online.

How long will the commencement rehearsal last?

The mandatory dress rehearsal should last roughly two hours.

Can graduates purchase a cap, gown and tassel at the bookstore and online?

Graduates can purchase these from the bookstore, while supplies last. Purchase online in advance here.

How do I purchase my honor's cords?

Honors cords are traditionally worn by undergraduate students. The list of approved honors cords will be given to Textbook Central for purchase. Students will be notified when honors cords become available.

How can graduates order the official LU sash?

Sashes can be purchased online and shipped in advance. Please order no later than by April 15, 2022. here.

Return to the Commencement Home Page