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Student Resources

Below you will find quick reference to areas important to you as a current student at Rose-Hulman.

Commencement Walk

Cap, Gown and Master’s Hood

Students who plan to participate in commencement, should contact the Rose-Hulman Bookstore to purchase a cap, gown and master’s hood no later than Friday of the 8th week of the spring quarter.

Diplomas/Letter of Completion

Upon successful completion of all the requirements for a graduate degree, the Registrar’s office will provide a letter of completion and official transcripts.  

Graduate students who have completed all the requirements for a graduate degree, but who do not participate in the spring commencement, will receive their diplomas by mail approximately two weeks following the commencement ceremony.

Eligibility to Participate

To be eligible to participate in the spring commencement exercise, a graduate student must have taken his/her final oral examination by the Friday of the sixth week of the spring quarter and must have completed all the requirements for the graduate degree by the Friday of the eighth week of the spring quarter. Students completing their requirements in the prior fall or winter quarters or prior summer are also eligible to participate in a spring commencement exercise.

Each graduate student who participates in spring commencement will be individually "hooded" on stage as he/she receives his or her degree. All Master's completions for that year will be listed in the Commencement Program with their thesis or project title if applicable.

Each graduate student who successfully completes all the requirements for a graduate degree is encouraged to participate in the next spring commencement exercise for which he or she is eligible.

Graduate students who complete the requirements less than one week prior to a given spring commencement, or after the spring commencement, cannot participate until the next spring commencement.