Commencement 2018

Candidates for Graduation Information

On behalf of the High Point University faculty, staff and administration, we look forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with you and your family.

  • Undergraduate candidates for graduation must submit a graduation application to the University Registrar’s Office by March 15, 2018. Applications are available in the University Registrar’s Office and online at
  • Graduate School candidates for spring completion should apply for graduation in the Graduate School by March 1, 2018.  The application for graduation can be found online.

Candidates for graduation must notify the University Registrar Office if they do not plan to attend the Graduation Ceremony. Any candidate for graduation who is unable to attend the Graduation Ceremony must provide the University Registrar a current address so that their diploma may be mailed.

Diplomas will reflect first name, middle name/initial, last name, and any applicable suffix as submitted by application to the University.  Diploma pickup will be in the Slane Center following the Commencement Ceremony until 1:30pm.

Commencement caps, gowns, and hoods

Candidates for graduation may pick up their caps, gowns, tassels, and hoods at the High Point Campus bookstore during regular store hours. Academic regalia may be picked up any time starting March 19, 2018. No pre-order required. The High Point Campus bookstore will be open Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 7:00 a.m. and remain open until 3:00 p.m. Questions about academic regalia can be directed to Bill Holston, (336) 841-9221 or

Graduation Announcements and Rings

Balfour is High Point University’s official vendor for graduation announcements and rings. Orders can be placed online at or by calling 1-877-225-3687.  Order announcements before March 9 in order to have them in time to send prior to Commencement.

Contact the Campus Bookstore at 336-841-9221 with questions.

Important Dates

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Tickets: Tickets may be picked up at the R. G. Wanek Center philanthropy tables on April 25 from 8:30am – 7:00pm.  From April 26 to May 3, tickets may be picked up during normal office hours (8:30am – 5:00pm M-F, and 10:00am – 2:00pm Saturday) at the R. G. Wanek Center Concierge Desk.  August and December 2017 Candidates for Graduation who are not able to pickup tickets at the designated location, are asked to contact the Campus Concierge at 336-841-4636.

Assembly Instructions

Baccalaureate:  Graduates should arrive by 3:15pm, in cap and gown, to the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church on May 4.

Commencement:  Graduates should arrive by 8:15am, in cap and gown, to the Kester International Promenade on May 5.


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