Graduation Information

Dear Master’s Degree and Graduate Certificate Candidates:

Welcome to the 2019 Commencement Information. On behalf of Marygrove College, we would like to extend our warmest congratulations to you on your upcoming graduation! The completion of your degree requirements and your participation in commencement are important events. We are very proud of you, and look forward to celebrating with you at the Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, December 14, 2019.

Master's degree candidates who have completed degree requirements for semesters Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 are eligible to participate. Graduate certificate candidates who have completed certificate requirements for semesters Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 are eligible to participate as well.

Please take some time to review the December 2019 Marygrove Commencement Information below and other important information as it is sent to you, since they contain important, time-sensitive information.

Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, December 14, 2019 – 11:00 a.m.
Marygrove College Campus Theatre

Tickets are required for your guests to attend. Contact the Student Affairs office at (313) 927-1240 to obtain up to four tickets per graduate. Please plan to attend with your guests. You must arrive at Marygrove College Library, Liberal Arts Building, no later than 9:30 a.m. (Continental breakfast will be available at 10:00 a.m. in the Scholars Commons area of the Library.) Campus Security officials and/or Marshals, identified by green robes, will direct you to the area where you will robe and line up.

Quick Information Menu Below

CAP, GOWN, HOOD AND BLACK TASSEL

To participate in the academic procession and the Commencement Ceremony, you must:

  • Wear your cap, gown, hood (or stole for certificate candidates) and black tassel and professional attire.
  • Refrain from wearing large, conspicuous jewelry.
  • As this is a solemn ceremony, decorating your cap is strongly discouraged.
  • Wear comfortable shoes (black), as walking briskly in the procession can be difficult.
  • Leave your personal belongings with one of your guests.
  • Order your Academic Regalia and Ring online from Herff Jones. For information about ordering by November 19, 2019, click here.

PRESENTATION OF DEGREES

When you assemble for the procession, you will receive a card with your name and degree or graduate certificate. During the ceremony, a designated reader will be at the podium on stage. You will walk up the stairs to the stage, hand your card to the reader, and proceed to the middle of the stage where you will be hooded by your department chair (if you are receiving a Master’s degree) and then proceed to be greeted by Dr. Elizabeth Burns, president of the College, and receive your diploma case. If you have an unusual pronunciation to your name, you are asked to write it phonetically on the card to help the reader pronounce it correctly.

AWARDING OF DIPLOMAS

During the ceremony, you will receive your diploma case. If you have satisfied your financial obligations to the College, your diploma will be mailed to your address of record within 4-6 weeks following the Commencement Ceremony. If you do not receive your diploma within that time frame, please call the Registrar's Office at (313) 927-1260.

STUDENT ACCOUNTS

Any candidate with an outstanding balance will be able to participate (walk) in the Commencement Ceremony. However, all outstanding balances must be paid by Monday, November 25, 2019, or your diploma and official transcripts will be withheld until all outstanding balances are paid. If you have any questions regarding your account, contact the Cashier in the Business Office or call (313) 927-1227.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS

If you or one of your guests requires additional assistance for the Commencement ceremony, call Student Affairs at (313) 927-1240.

QUESTIONS

Please call Student Affairs at (313) 927-1240.

ORDER YOUR CAP AND GOWN, HOOD OR STOLE, GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS, DIPLOMA FRAME, AND CLASS RING ONLINE.

Order at herff.ly/marygrove

Order your Marygrove College Ring and Diploma Frame online from Herff-Jones. For information about ordering by November 18, 2019, click here. For your convenience, on this site, you will find pricing for graduation packages, individual items, graduation announcements and accessories.

Standard Package

1 Cap, Gown, Tassel, & Hood
OR 1 Cap, Gown, Tassel & Stole
10 Personalized Announcements
25 Thank You Notes
25 Envelope Seals

Masters w/Hood: $143.85
Certif w/Stole: $121.85
*Pricing does not include Shipping

Deluxe Package

1 Cap, Gown, Tassel, & Hood
OR 1 Cap, Gown, Tassel & Stole
20 Personalized Announcements
25 Thank You Notes
25 Envelope Seals

Masters w/Hood: $176.80
Certif w/Stole: $154.80

*Pricing does not include Shipping

Premium Package

1 Cap, Gown, Tassel, & Hood
OR 1 Cap, Gown, Tassel & Stole
30 Personalized Announcements
50 Thank You Notes
50 Envelope Seals

Masters w/Hood: $240.65
Certif w/Stole: $218.65
*Pricing does not include Shipping

Frame Package

1 Cap, Gown, Tassel, & Hood

1 Classic Frame

Masters w/Hood: $210.00
*There is addt'l shipping for the Frame.

A LA CARTE

Graduation Announcements & Accessories

10 Personalized Announcements – $32.95
25 Envelope Seals – $10.95
25 Thank You Notes – $19.95
50 Personal Notes – $30.95
60 Return Address Labels – $15.95
25 Tissue Inserts – $10.95

*Pricing does not include Sales Tax nor $13.50 S&H
*Please allow 2 weeks for announcement delivery

Cap & Gown (Ordered before 11/19/2019)

Masters Cap, Gown, Tassel, & Hood - $80.00 + Tax
Certificate Cap, Gown, Tassel & Stole - $58.00 + Tax
Masters Gown Only - $40.00 + Tax
Masters Hood Only - $32.00 + Tax
Certificate Stole Only - $10.00 + Tax
Souvenir Tassel - $6.50 + Tax

EARLYBIRD Pricing is valid through 11/18/19. You may order online from 11/19-11/24 with a $15.95 additional late fee.
Orders after 11/24 will need to phone 248.667.9018 and will be assessed a $25 expedite fee along with the $15.95 late fee.

Order Deadline: November 18, 2019

(Orders will be shipped to the address that you provide)

Don’t forget to order your Marygrove College Ring and Diploma Frame at:
herff.ly/marygrove

Questions? Contact:
248-667-9018 or mnash@herffjones.com