Registration and Participation Requirements

Registration and Participation Requirements

Commencement Registration & Participation Requirements


Registration is required to attend commencement ceremonies. Students must complete registration for each ceremony they wish to attend.  After registering for a commencement ceremony, students will gain access to guest tickets for that ceremony.  Tickets are distributed exclusively to students via Marching Order, the commencement registration and ticketing system. Registration for May 2024 Commencement Ceremonies opens February 1, 2024 at noon.   

  • Visit or Self Service Banner>Student tab >Commencement Attendance Confirmation
  • Log-in with Rowan credentials and duo security to access the Marching Order graduate homepage. On the homepage you will see each ceremony you are eligible to participate in. 
  • Complete a registration form for each ceremony you wish to attend.  NOTE: Completing for one does not register you for all ceremonies.  
  • Be certain to select the number of guest tickets you would like to claim from the drop down in the ticket section of the registration form.
    • Name, degree, phonetic spelling of name, post-commencement contact information.
  • After registration, select “access guest tickets” and email guests their tickets directly or download and print. 
  • Don’t forget to share all your ceremony information with your friends & family.

All ceremonies are ticketed events. 

  • Tickets must be secured by noon on April 5, 2024. After the deadline, a first come, first served ticket distribution will be available until capacity is reached.

Participation Requirements

Eligibility criteria for Commencement Participants:

  • Students who have been awarded their degree(s)
  • Students who apply for Spring Graduation by the deadline of February 28, 2024
  • Students may be eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremonies with **outstanding degree requirements:
    • Undergraduate students must be within 20 credit hours of graduating
    • Graduate students (Master’s level only) must be within 6 credit hours of graduating 

*If you are outside these parameters, please speak to your academic advisor

** Outstanding degree requirements (undergraduate and graduate) to be completed in the Summer/Fall terms

Important to note:

  • Commencement participation registration will open February 1, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Registration deadline for inclusion in the printed program - February 28, 2024
    • If you are participating in commencement prior to completing degree requirements, the deadline to register and have your name appear in the printed program is February 28, 2024.  
  • Registration closes April 5, 2024 at 12 p.m.
  • Ed.D./Ph.D. students may not participate in the Commencement Ceremonies unless they have successfully defended their dissertation and received approval prior to the ceremonies.
  • You are automatically eligible to participate in a future May commencement ceremony following the completion of your degree requirements, should you not wish to participate prior to completing degree requirements.

 Questions about participating in commencement?


Please note, participating in a Commencement ceremony does not mean that you have graduated. Degree conferral (graduation) occurs when all requirements are completed and an Application for Graduation has been submitted to the Office of the Registrar. Graduation application deadlines for each semester can be found here.