Graduate Students

Applying to Graduate

For an overview of graduation information for graduate students, as well as detailed information about important dates and deadlines, the online application, and graduation audits, please visit the Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies website.

Ceremony Information

Graduate students will participate in the College ceremony represented by their major field of study. For additional information on ceremony schedules, please refer to the Registrar’s website.

Regalia, Announcement and Photos

Dress for Ceremony

Only traditional academic regalia, consisting of a cap, gown, and hood can be worn at Commencement. Business attire is recommended to be worn with regalia. 

Caps/Gowns & Announcements

Regalia, personalized and generic announcements, class rings and diploma frames are purchased through the Appalachian State University Bookstore. Students should check the University Bookstore website for current information and deadlines for ordering and purchasing these items.