You are eligible to participate in Commencement 2020 if you have applied for your degree and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Awarded a degree in August or December 2019
  • Master's candidates with intent to graduate in May 2020
  • Master’s candidates with no more than 9 semester hours to complete by August or December 2020
  • Doctoral candidates with approval from the Doctoral Program

Dual degree candidates may process to the stage twice, once for each degree. If applicable, they may walk in two different ceremonies.

You must have a cap and gown and a name card for the ceremony. For regalia inquiries, contact the University Bookstore (lower level of the Von der Ahe Building, 310/338-2889). For inquiries regarding the name card, email

Participation in Commencement does not imply that you have graduated or will graduate with an LMU degree. You must meet degree requirements as indicated for your respective program to earn an LMU degree.