Graduation

Commencement Timelapse

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

Commencement

Slippery Rock University will celebrate the Class of 24 with four ceremonies on May 3 and May 4 at Morrow Field House. As additional details become available, they will be posted on this page.

Upcoming Commencement Ceremonies

Spring 2024

Friday, May 3, 2024:

  • 6 p.m., Graduate Studies

Saturday, May 4, 2024:

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

The spring 2024 “Countdown to Cap & Gown” will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the Robert M. Smith Student Center Ballroom..  Students participating in the May 3 and 4 commencement ceremonies can order class rings, purchase caps and gowns,  receive their honor cords/medallions and join the SRU Alumni Association at that event.

Caps and gowns can be ordered either in person or online through the SGA Bookstore.

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 spring or summer semesters are eligible to apply to graduate.  Graduation is not an automatic process. You must apply for graduation.

Where To Apply

Students applying after March 1 for SRU's spring 2024 ceremonies must complete a Graduation and Diploma/Certification Application to apply for graduation. For additional information, contact Academic Records at 724.738.2010 or  academic.records@sru.edu.

Requesting Tickets

Commencement tickets are now available. Eligible graduates can request up to four tickets to their college’s ceremony. Tickets are complimentary but must be requested. Tickets can be requested by clicking here.  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 folder.  Please read the email sent with your tickets, as it contains important commencement information.

Waitlist Tickets

When eligible graduates request their four (4) tickets, they will have the ability to request two (2) additional tickets on a first-come, first-served basis for the ceremony at which the student will graduate. The number of tickets available on any ceremony’s wait list will vary and there is no guarantee that there will be tickets available. Wait list tickets are available due to the generosity of other graduates, who have donated their unused tickets. If you do not have a ticket, we encourage you to enjoy the ceremony on campus in the Alumni House. A link to the livestream will also be provided on www.sru.edu.

Viewing Areas for Non-Ticketed Guests

On Friday, guests who do not have tickets are welcome to watch a livestream in the Russell Wright Alumni House.  On Saturday, in addition to the Alumni House, guests can watch the livestream in the Robert M. Smith Student Center Theater or the Auditorium in the Advanced Technology Science Building.  Guests off campus, can watch the ceremonies via a link that will be posted one hour prior to each ceremony on the SRU homepage.