Edgewood College Commencement

Watch the Ceremonies from December 2021

December 18, 2021

Please enjoy our December 2021 Commencement Ceremonies.  

11:00 am - Morning Ceremony (Replay)
2:00 pm - Afternoon Ceremony (Replay)

Saturday, December 18, 2021 - Todd Wehr Edgedome


9:00 amCommencement Liturgy, St. Joseph Chapel, Most Reverend Donald J. Hying, presiding
11:00 am
Undergraduate Division Ceremony
2:00 pm
Graduate Division, and Doctoral Ceremony

Tickets are required for guests at Commencement ceremonies. Ceremonies will last approximately one hour. 

Masks are required indoors in all campus buildings.

Graduation Resources

Students - the Registrar's Office has an updated Sharepoint site (your login required) that contains everything you need to graduate with your degree, and to participate in Commencement. 

Participate in Commencement Ceremony December 2021

If you would like to participate in the commencement ceremony, that means you have ALREADY completed the Intent to Graduate form. This is what's next:

  1. RSVP for the ceremony – This form will trigger all further commencement-related communications.
  2. Order your graduation attire through Herff Jones.

Important Dates and Deadlines for students eligible to walk in the December 2021 Commencement Ceremony:

  • Cap and Gown Ordering available through Herff Jones
    • September 27 – October 22, 2021
      Late orders will NOT be accepted
  • Cap and Gown orders may be picked up in the Campus Store beginning on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.
    If you do not order graduation attire or RSVP by the listed deadlines, your name will NOT be listed in the commencement program.

If you have a FERPA hold on your student record, but would like your name to appear in the commencement program, contact the Registrar's Office immediately. 

Photos at the Ceremony
Empire Photography has been photographing our commencement ceremonies for many years. Each graduate is photographed as they receive their diploma and a solo portrait is also taken after they exit the stage.

Empire Photography will email proofs to the graduates using their .edu email address. 

If you have any questions about photos at commencement, please email Empire Photography.

Academic Honors and Awards

Graduation honors are awarded to Undergraduate students only, and are calculated in the Registrar’s Office approximately two weeks prior to the commencement ceremony. A student’s final term of attendance will be included in the calculation for graduation honors after grades are submitted for their final term and will appear on the student's final transcript and diploma.

Eligibility Requirement for Undergraduate Graduation Honors:

A minimum of 60 credits earned at Edgewood College

Graduation Honors Calculation:

  • Summa cum laude - 3.90 or above grade point average
  • Magna cum laude - 3.70 or above grade point average
  • Cum laude - 3.50 or above grade point average

Note: Graduation honors are based on the final grade point average (GPA) of Edgewood College credits. Graduation honors are different from semester honors calculations or graduation from the Honors Program.

Graduation Honors, if awarded, will be noted in the commencement program, based on the last grading cycle in which the student was enrolled. Honors cords are not worn or recognized at the Commencement ceremony.

Military Veterans Service Cords

Edgewood College honors its graduating military veterans by presenting them with special red, white, and blue cords to wear during the commencement ceremony. Please join us in thanking them for their dedicated service to our country.