SMC Graduation Ceremony

Location: Liacouras Center
1776 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121
Date: Friday, May 6, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Graduates are asked to arrive no later than 3:30 p.m.

If you are completing all requirements during the Spring 2016 semester or have been approved to “walk”**, you are invited to attend.  Graduates may only attend one School Graduation Ceremony as well as university-wide May Commencement.

**Please note: If you are expecting to graduate in July 2016 and have no more than eight (8) credit hours (within two courses) remaining after Spring 2016 to complete your degree, you may petition to walk in the May 2016 graduation ceremonies. The Petition for Non-Graduates to Attend University Commencement and/or School Graduation Ceremonies must be submitted to the SMC Student Affairs Office in Annenberg Hall – Room 9 by February 1, 2016. Late or incomplete petitions will not be accepted.

Prospective May 2016 Graduates must do the following to attend the ceremony:

1. Complete a Graduation Review with an academic advisor:

At this appointment, you will complete the official SMC graduation paperwork and receive a list of your remaining courses/credits for graduation. You may visit the SMC Student Affairs Office in Annenberg Hall, Room 9 or contact (215) 204-5273 to schedule your appointment. For more information regarding the Graduation Review, please visit our Apply for Graduation page.

2. Submit your Online Graduation Application through Self-Service Banner:

If you plan to complete your remaining degree requirements during the Spring 2016 semester, you must submit the Online Graduation Application by February 1, 2016. The application is now available on Self-Service Banner. For instructions on how to submit your application, please visit our Apply for Graduation page.

3. Register for the Ceremony and RSVP for tickets online for your guests:

Registration and ticket RSVP will begin on February 22, 2016 on the University Commencement website. The deadline to apply is March 18, 2016.

4. Order academic regalia:

Purchase your required cap, gown, tassel, and hood at the Temple University Bookstore, located at 13th Street and Montgomery Avenue in the Howard Gittis Student Center. Online ordering is not available at this time.

For the School of Media and Communication, the cap and gown are black; the hood is red, white and black; and the tassel is white with a gold ’15 charm.

The total price for the full regalia is:

  • Bachelor of Arts:  $65.98 + tax
  • Master’s degree:  $70.98 + tax
  • Doctorate:  $85.98 + tax

If you have questions regarding regalia, contact:

  1. Ms. Vicki Lentine (Bookstore): 215-204-8970
  2. Oak Hall (vendor):  1-800-456-7623


Visit our Graduation FAQ page to learn all of the details you, your family and friends need to know to celebrate your accomplishment.

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