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Participation in Commencement

If you plan to participate, you must reserve a seat. You will be contacted and will need to fill out the proper participation form. 

Have your own regalia?



We will have you fill this out on the participation form. If you have never ordered before, you will need to provide the following information - height, coat size, last degree, and institution where it was earned.

NOTE: Starting Jan. 2016, UMSL no longer purchases custom academic attire for full-time faculty. That program no longer has funding. University Events will rent attire for those faculty members who do not have their own.

Day of Commencement

  • Rental attire will be available the day of graduation in the faculty robing room. Please inform the bookstore if you would like to pick it up earlier.
  • The faculty and doctoral candidates will robe in Room 219 of the Mark Twain Building.
  • Reserved parking will be available in the UMSL Postal Services lot (near the Express Scripts entrance).