Commencement Timelapse

Getting Morrow Field House ready for commencement takes a great deal of effort. Enjoy this video to see how everything comes together.


Slippery Rock University will celebrate the Class of 2023 with  four ceremonies on May 5 and May 6 at Morrow Field House. As additional details become available, they will be posted on this page. Thank you.

Upcoming Commencement Ceremonies

Spring 2023
Friday, May 5, 2023:

  • 6 p.m., Graduate Studies

Saturday, May 6, 2023:

  • 9 a.m, College of Business
  • 12 p.m., College of Education & College of Liberal Arts & Rock Life
  • 3 p.m., College of Health Professions & College of Engineering and Science

The spring 2023 graduation fair will take place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., March 30, in the SGA Bookstore. Students participating in the May 5 and May 6 commencement ceremonies can order class rings, purchase caps and gowns, and join the SRU Alumni Association at that event.

Note: Students applying prior to the "Deadline to Apply" date will be able to walk, receive a to-be-determined number of guest tickets, and have their names appear in the commencement program. Students applying after this date will need to complete the paper application.

Who Can Apply

All SRU students who plan on completing their degree requirements in either the fall or winter semesters are eligible to apply to graduate.  Graduation is not an automatic process. You must apply for graduation.

Where To Apply

MySRU portal > "Academic" tab > "Graduation" channel >"Apply for Graduation Online" link.

Students applying after March 1 for SRU's spring 2023 ceremonies must complete a paper application to apply for graduation. For additional information, contact Academic Records at 724.738.2010 or

Requesting Tickets

Eligible graduates can  request up to four (4) tickets to the ceremony.  All tickets are complimentary and  must be  requested Tickets can be requested by clicking on this link. Once requested, tickets will be emailed to you from “noreply@audienceview”.  The email will be sent immediately.  If the email does not appear in your SRU inbox, please check your spam.  Please read the email sent with your tickets, as it contains important commencement information

Tickets will be available mid-March. Eligible graduates will receive an email with directions on how to request tickets.

Wait List Tickets

Eligible graduates are welcome to donate tickets they are not using to the wait list.  Eligible graduates will have the ability to request two additional tickets on a first-come, first-served basis for the ceremony at which the student will graduate. Requests must be made at the time eligible students reserve their four complimentary tickets. The number of tickets available on any particular ceremony’s wait list will vary and there is no guarantee that there will be tickets available.