GCU's Commencement Ceremony

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Information regarding commencement schedules, frequently asked questions and more is located within the buttons below.

Please check back regularly as the information below will be updated throughout the time leading up to each commencement.

It is strongly recommended that graduate candidates and guests avoid securing travel preparations until the graduate candidate has registered and received a confirmation email acknowledging ceremony participation.

Information for Online and Evening Cohort Students

Online and Evening Cohort Student Info

Information for Ground Traditional Students

Ground Traditional Student Info


Please remember, filling out the graduation application does not register degree candidates to participate in the commencement ceremony. Degree candidates with questions regarding the graduation application should contact their student services counselor.

Commencement Flowers

GCU has partnered with Pacific2You Flowers to bring you an assortment of flower bouquets and leis that will be available for purchase at commencement. For the convenience of guests and graduates, a flower booth will be located next to GCU Arena. There will be beautiful single and double orchid leis, shell leis, ribbon leis, rose bouquets and spring bouquets available for purchase. Cash and all major credit and debit cards will be accepted. If you would like to pre-order your flowers, please visit Pacific2You Flowers. The pre-order deadline is one week prior to the commencement ceremony. All pre-ordered items will be available for pick up on the day of the ceremony at the flower booth.

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Commencement Photography

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GCU has contracted with Pro Pics to take professional portraits of the graduates during the ceremony. Photos of the graduates on stage as well as individual portraits will be available for purchase from Pro Pics after the ceremony. There is no cost to have your photo taken and no obligation to purchase. If you would like to receive your photo proofs, please go to GCUphotos.com to submit your information. Questions about these photo opportunities can be emailed to [email protected].

View Past Commencement Programs

Commencement Program Archives

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