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Kershner Student Service Center
25 University Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-3541
Fax: 610-436-2370

Student and Faculty Information

There is no rehearsal for May 2015 Commencement. Graduating students, please assemble at the Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center parking lot, South Campus, starting at 8:30am. View Student and Faculty Instructions for Assembly and Procession.

How to Put on Your Cap, Gown, and Hood

how to put on your cap, gown, and hood

Caps, Gowns, and Announcements

Cap & Gown Pickup for Undergraduate Students: Apr 27 - May 8

Caps and gowns will be available at the SSI Bookstore during the following dates and times:

  • Monday, April 27th to Thursday, April 30th from 8:15AM to 6PM,
  • Friday May 1st from 8:15AM to 4PM,
  • Saturday May 2nd from 11AM to 3 PM.
  • Monday May 4th to Thursday May 7th from 8:15AM to 6 PM and
  • Friday May 8th from 8:15AM to 2PM.


  • Announcements will be available to all graduation applicants. Each graduate is entitled to ten (10) standard announcements and you can pick them up with your cap and gown at the Bookstore.


During the ceremony, diploma covers only will be distributed. The Registrar will mail diplomas to all graduates who have completed the requirements for their degrees. They will be mailed from the Registrar's Office following posting of final semester grades and verification of graduation requirements. Please allow 60 days.

If there are any outstanding issues that will prevent you from graduating, the Registrar's Office will notify you by mail. Visit the Registrar's page on Diplomas.

Honor Cords

Honors cords may be purchased in the bookstore by all undergraduate students earning graduation honors (3.25 CUM GPA or higher, based on the last graded semester before graduation). The charge for the cord is $6.

A list of those students who have earned University academic honors has been provided to the bookstore. Students on the list will be entitled to purchase an honors cord. You will need to present a picture ID card when purchasing your honors cord. Students may pick up an honors cord for another student on the list with written permission and an ID card from that student. Please also refer to the Registrar's Graduation Checklist section on Graduation Honors.

Senior Portraits

Questions and concerns about Commencement, including honors designations, should be directed to the Office of the Registrar: 610-436-3541.

Additional information about assembly and procession procedures, the list of graduates, and graduation checklist is available below.