Graduate Student Commencement


The Fall 2023 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday December 15th. Student registration to participate in commencement closed on November 8th, if you did not register for commencement but would still like to participate in the ceremony please email

A black cap and a black gown are required to participate in the Commencement ceremony. Caps, rental gowns, tassels, hoods, and more were available to order online through Herff Jones up through October 27If a student missed the online deadline or needs additional items, regalia packages and individual items are available at The Campus Store on the Arcata Plaza. If you have any questions regarding regalia orders, please contact The Campus Store at (707) 826-3741.

The best source for up-to-date information about Commencement, including important information for grads and guests, can be found on the Commencement website at

Refer to the Masters Hood Color Guide for information regarding what color hood to wear for the commencement ceremony. 

Instructions for hooding:


Congratulations to the Class of 2023 Graduates! 
graduate student receiving her diploma
graduate students walking with their diploma covers at commecement
graduate students at commencement  holding a sign reading "Masters of Science Kinesiology"
graduate students at commencement  holding a sign reading "Masters of Arts Psychology"
graduate students in line at commecement waiting to recieve diplomas
graduate students at commencement