Commemorating the Day
Caps, Gowns and Commencement Fair
All graduates are provided with a cap and gown for Commencement day.
A professional photographer from Island Photography will be on hand to take photos of each graduate as they cross the stage. Proofs of the photos will be sent to each graduate after the ceremony. You can pre-register to receive proofs and add additional family members to receive proofs. We will provide a link closer to the ceremony dates.
Guests will not be able to leave their seats to approach the stage area for photos.
Graduates will receive a ceremonial certificate and diploma cover at the ceremony*. In June, graduates will receive their hard copy diploma mailed to their permanent address. A digital copy of the diploma will also be emailed to the graduate’s Quinnipiac email address.
*The School of Medicine graduates will receive their diplomas on Commencement day.
Printed programs will be available as you enter the Quad or arena. You will also be able to download a PDF of the program to print on the day of the ceremony.
Honors cords denoting the university academic honors of Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude and Summa Cum Laude will be distributed the day of the ceremony at the graduate check in. Individual honor society cords and student organization cords are the responsibility of the respective society or organization. Please see your honor society or student organization adviser for further information.
Personalized announcement cards and class rings are available to order through Jostens.
Flowers and Quinnipiac merchandise will be available for purchase at the merchandise tent located near the Quad entrance. Credit and debit cards are accepted. The Bookstore on the Mount Carmel Campus will be open and offers a variety of commemorative items. Shop the collection