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Graduation Checklist

Use this step-by-step checklist to keep track of all the things you need to do―from ordering regalia to confirming your participation in the upcoming in-person ceremony, this list has you covered.

Class of 2023 Graduation Checklist

  • Order your Cap & Gown - by March 21
    Get your official Lehigh Brown & White regalia.
  • Senior Portraits - by week of March 27
    Sign up for a portrait session now (last week of sittings is March 27) to be featured in Lehigh’s official yearbook, the Epitome.
  • Apply for Graduation - by April 24
    Must complete to receive your Lehigh degree and participate in the ceremony.
  • RSVP for Commencement - by April 25
    To walk the stage and hear your name read, you will need to RSVP.
  • Pick Up Your Cap and Gown at Senior Salute Day - May 2
    Stop by The Lehigh Store to pick up your cap and gown during Senior Salute Day on May 2 from 10am-3pm. Alumni Relations in partnership with The Lehigh Store will be hosting a special day dedicated to all Seniors which includes, free food, photo booth, and more! If you happen to miss this event, you may stop by The Lehigh Store beginning May 2 to pick up your cap and gown during business hours.
  • Get Your GradPass - available starting the week of May 8
    You must have this with you when you check-in for your ceremony.
  • Walk the Stage in Goodman Stadium 
    • Graduate Students in-person ceremony - Saturday, May 20
    • Undergraduate Students in-person ceremony - Sunday, May 21
    Remember to arrive at 8:45 a.m., dressed in your regalia with your printed GradPass. In case of inclement weather, check out the severe weather page for ceremony details.
  • Order your Epitome Yearbook - by May 31
    This full-color, hardbound publication chronicles the year’s events and is a lifetime keepsake of this unique year.
  • First Destination Survey
    Take the Survey to update Lehigh on your plans for work, grad school, or if you are still making plans for what’s next. The Center for Career and Professional Development is here to support you as you make plans for after graduation. Drop by Career Lab or make an appointment today!
  • Stay Connected and Involved
    Commencement is just the beginning - welcome to the alumni community! Explore ways to connect with the alumni network and stay involved with Lehigh after graduation.

Download and print a handy copy of this checklist here >