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 a ceremony on December 9 at Morrow Field House. 

Upcoming Commencement Ceremonies

Fall 2023

Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 11 a.m.

The fall 2023 Countdown to Cap & Gown will take place 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., November 2, in the SGA Bookstore. Students participating in the December 9 commencement ceremony 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 > "Students Link" card > "Graduation" link >"Apply for Graduation Online" link.

Students applying after October 1 for SRU's fall 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 will be able to request their complimentary tickets mid-October. The Commencement Office will send an email to eligible graduates with instructions on how to request tickets.

Wait List Tickets

Eligible graduates will have the ability to request two (2) additional tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. Requests must be made at the time eligible graduates reserve their complimentary tickets. The number of tickets available on any particular Waitlist may vary and there is no guarantee there will be tickets available. Waitlist tickets have been donated back to the Commencement Office by graduating students who do not need them.

Viewing Areas for Non-Ticketed Guests

On Saturday, guests who do not have tickets are welcome to watch a livestream in the Alumni House.