Celebrating the Class of 2020

Image of campus with text: "Congratulations Class of 2020"

Frequently Asked Questions (Updated for COVID-19)

Can I get a refund of the $85 graduation fee?

The $85 graduation fee is for costs associated with completing your degree. It is not a commencement fee and therefore is non-refundable.

If we moved the 2020 Commencement to 2021, would we be combining it with the class of 2021?

No, we would still have individual ceremonies just for the class of 2020.

I signed up for a cultural graduation that has been cancelled. Can I get a refund of the registration fee?

Yes, the university is currently working on refunding your registration to the credit card that was used for the purchase. We hope to have this completed within the next couple of weeks.

How can I buy my graduation sash?

You may send your sash order requests to either or View the sash options online [PDF].

Can I return my Commencement-related items for a refund?

The University Bookstore is waiting until the university reaches a final decision regarding when Commencement will take place. Until that happens, the Bookstore will not be issuing refunds. For more information, please contact the University Bookstore at

Is consideration being made to reschedule Commencement for summer or fall?

Rescheduling in summer or fall would depend on a number of factors that are out of our control, including:

  • Venue availability
  • Assumption that we will be able to congregate large crowds by then.

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