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Commencement Frequently Asked Questions

No additional tickets are available.

Ticket Information

Children under 3 years of age do not require a ticket.

Ticket Information

Diplomas are not distributed at commencement. Your diploma will be mailed to your permanent address approximately 4-6 weeks following the commencement ceremony. after your degree has been posted to your transcript. Check the Graduation table in Degree Progress and look for the application status of "Degree Awarded" to know if your degree has been posted to your transcript. Your diploma will list your name as it appears on your application for graduation, degree title, major and applicable honors (undergraduate honors only). Graduates with unpaid financial obligations may have a hold placed on their diploma and transcript until the debt is resolved.

Diploma Information

Vaccination is not mandatory at CMU, however we strongly encourage every member of the university community to be vaccinated.

COVID-19 Information and Resources

Yes, all ceremonies will be livestreamed on our website for family and friends who are unable to attend in person. A recorded version will be available following the ceremony.

Livestream

Graduates are welcome to watch the live stream, however only the names of graduates in attendance in-person will be announced. Graduates who are unable to participate, may submit a Commencement Participation Exception Request to participate in a future commencement ceremony.

Commencement Participation Exception Request

Yes. 2020 graduates whose ceremonies were canceled due to the pandemic have an open invitation to participate in any future commencement ceremony. Graduates who would like to participate should complete the Commencement Participation Request form.

Commencement Participation Request