Commencement 2015

Candidates for Graduation Information

Candidates for Graduation Information

Baccalaureate:  Graduates should arrive by 3:15pm, in cap and gown, to the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church on May 8. 

Commencement:  Graduates should arrive by 8:15am, in cap and gown, to the Kester International Promenade on May 9.

  • Undergraduate candidates for graduation must submit a graduation application to the Registrar’s Office by March 13, 2015. Applications are available in the Registrar’s Office and online at
  • Graduate School candidates for spring completion should apply for graduation in the Graduate School by February 13, 2015.

Candidates for graduation must notify the Office of the Registrar 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 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 must be ordered by March 14, 2015. Please follow this link to order your cap, gown, and hood. The High Point Campus bookstore will be open Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 6:00 a.m. and remain open until one hour after the ceremony.  Academic Regalia pick-up will begin by April 13th at the bookstore.  Questions about academic regalia can be directed to Michaele Craven, (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. 

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


Additional Resources

Photography and video from the Graduation Ceremony

Highlights from 2014 and 2013

Previous Graduation Speakers at HPU

Senior Profiles

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Commencement Weekend 2015 Photostream