SAVE THE DATE: English Department Convocation

Greetings!  If you are eligible, we are writing to invite you to the English & Creative Writing Convocation in May (all students who received degrees or expect to receive them between August 2023 and August 2024 are eligible to participate).  Please read on to ensure that you know all about when, where, and how you can register for our ceremony and order regalia.  

Note: if you already participated in a graduation ceremony (in either May or December of 2023), you may disregard this message, but accept our congratulations and please keep in touch!

In addition to our unit convocation, there is also a big university-wide commencement in May.  You are welcome to participate in either ceremony, or neither, or both, as you wish (graduation ceremonies are optional and have nothing to do with the technical certification of your degree).  If you plan to attend both, you must register for each ceremony separately.  The English department’s ceremony is a ticketed event; each graduate may request tickets for up to five guests when they register.  Further instructions about this process will be forthcoming via email and available on the website.  

English & Creative Writing Convocation: Saturday, May 11, 5 pm, Smith Memorial Hall 

Check-in by 4pm on the first floor of the English building

Note that there is currently no link to the registration form but it will be available on that site between March 4 and April 1.

University-wide Commencement: Saturday, May 11, 9:30 am, Memorial Stadium

You must have regalia (aka “cap and gown”) to participate in any ceremony.  Information about how to rent your cap and gown can be found here: 

Note that the deadline to order academic attire for the early order discounted rate is April 9.  If you order by that date you will get the best price and can have your regalia shipped to the US address of your choice. 

Questions about the English department ceremony should be sent to  Questions about the campus-wide ceremony, or about your regalia order, should be sent to   

We look forward to seeing many of you there!

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