SMC Winter Graduation Ceremony

Location: Temple Performing Arts Center
1837 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Date: Thursday, December 17, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Graduates are asked to arrive no later than 10:00 a.m.

If you are completing all requirements during the Fall 2015 semester or graduated in July 2015*, you are invited to attend.  Graduates may only attend one School Graduation Ceremony as well as university-wide May Commencement.

*Please note: If you participated in the May 2015 ceremonies or a previous graduation ceremony, you are not eligible to attend the Winter Graduation Ceremony.

Prospective December 2015 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 Fall 2015 semester, you must submit the Online Graduation Application by October 1, 2015. 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 for the SMC Winter Graduation Ceremony will begin on October 19, 2015. Deadline to register is Friday, November 20, 2015. Eligible students are entitled to a MAXIMUM of six (6) tickets.

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 now available here:

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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