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Checklist and Information for Undergraduates

Please visit these links for University-wide Ceremony information:

The 2015 Commencement ceremony will take place on Homewood Field on Thursday, May 21, 2015.
Procession begins at 8:40 a.m.

Specific Information for Undergrads and Families

Remember to take care of this check-list before Commencement:

  • Donate to the Senior Class Gift Campaign:
  • Order your cap and gown - Regalia can be ordered in early Spring through the Johns Hopkins Barnes and Noble at St. Paul and 33rd Streets. You may contact them at 410.662.5850.
  • Honor your student’s achievement and recognize a special Hopkins person in your student’s life by participating in the Senior Parent Challenge.
  • Have your Senior Portrait taken - Call 800-348-4360 or see for more information.
  • Prepare Graduation Announcements: Campus Book Center: 410-662-5850
  • Pick out Diploma Frames (14"x17"): or
  • Be part of the JHU Ring Tradition: or 1-866-225-3687.
  • Order your yearbook: Order information coming soon! Contact the Office of Student Life with any questions - 410-516-8208.
  • Go to the Grad Fair (Dates TBA) at Barnes & Noble to order your regalia, order personalized announcements, class rings, diploma frames, and more!!
  • Please complete the annual Senior Survey!
  • Sign up for Senior Week activities!  The full schedule will be available early spring 2015!


The following will be available at the Commencement ceremony:

  • Flowers and Graduation T-shirts with all the graduates' names on the back will be available for purchase.
  • Commencement Photos:
    - A photographer from GradImages® will be at your ceremony to take a candid photograph of you.
    - You will receive a free passport-sized digital proof of this photo on an order card within 5-7 days following the ceremony.
    - After the ceremony you may order online at or call 800-261-2576.
    - Since photographs will be available, family members and guests are encouraged to remain in their seats..

Important Academic Contacts

  • Arts and Sciences Academic Advising: 410-516-8216
    Check on completed credit hours for graduation (student inquiries only)
  • Engineering Academic Affairs: 410-516-7395
    Check on completed credit hours for graduation (student inquiries only)
  • Registrar
    Order official transcript(s)
  • Student Financial Services: 410-516-8028
    Set up an exit interview
  • Student Accounts: 410-516-8158
    Clear up past-due payments
  • Career Center: 410-516-8056
    Have resume and cover letter checked
  • Campus Book Center: 410-662-5850
    Order announcements
    Order cap and gown
  • Make reservations at hotels and restaurants for guests
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  • Return library books
  • Pay parking tickets
  • Be on Keyser Quadrangle at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 21st.

For questions and additional information, please call 410-516-7711 or email