Virtual Ceremony

​Central Michigan University will honor the accomplishments of the Class of 2020 with a virtual ceremony the weekend of November 20 - 22. Additional details will be posted to this webpage as they become available.

​Pre-Commencement Photos with President Davies

​Saturday, October 24, noon - 5 pm
Monday, October 26, 9 am - 7 pm
Tuesday, October 27, 9 am - 5 pm


Finch Fieldhouse

In preparation for the virtual ceremony, May, August and December 2020 graduates will have the opportunity to have official graduation photos taken. Images will be included in our virtual ceremony, and you will also receive one free print with the option to purchase additional copies. Graduates who are unable to attend may submit their own photo for inclusion in the virtual ceremony. Instructions for how to submit photos will be emailed to graduates.


Graduates must sign up for a time for their photo session. To register for a photo session, please click here.

Cap and Gown

Graduates may order their cap and gown from the CMU Bookstore or wear their favorite professional or CMU attire for the photos. Caps and gowns can be purchased online or in person at the bookstore, located in the Bovee University Center.


Includes cap, gown and tassel

Includes cap, gown, hood and tassel

Doctoral (option 1)
Includes mortar board, gown, hood and tassel

​Doctoral (option 2)
Includes tam, gown, hood and tassel


A la cart options are also available, please see the CMU Bookstore website for pricing.

Honors Cords and Medallions

The Registrar's Office will be on site on October 24, 26 and 27 to distribute honor cords and medallions to eligible December graduates. May and August honors graduates may bring their honor cords and medallions with them for photos.

Alumni Raffle

All graduates who attend will be automatically entered into a raffle to win a gift from the CMU Alumni Association. 

Health and Safety Protocols

Social distancing must be practiced for the photo sessions (at least 6 feet, or about 2 arms' length).

Face coverings must be worn. You may remove your face covering momentarily while your photo is being taken.

Questions? Please contact us at or (989) 774-7392.