Students must wear academic regalia for the Commencement ceremony.  

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness will be in contact with graduating seniors to request that they submit a senior survey. The bookstore will be notified of all graduating seniors who have submitted this survey, and those graduates will receive their regalia free of charge. If the survey is not completed, graduates will be responsible for the cost of the regalia ($45). Regalia may be picked up in the bookstore Wednesday, May 18 - Saturday, May 21. (See schedule below):

Wednesday, May 18 
Noon. - 3 p.m.  

Thursday, May 19  
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Friday, May 20 
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

Saturday, May 21 
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Please note that the regalia is not to be returned to the bookstore; it is for the graduates to keep. 

If you studied abroad for credit (non-credit bearing experiences abroad do not qualify) during your college career, upon your return you received a survey from the Center for Global Study & Engagement (CGSE) associated with your study site. Your survey must be completed by May 1, 2022, in order to pick up your flag badge(s) the following week. CGSE will send an email to all study abroad students with further details on picking up your badge(s).  

If you studied in Carlisle every semester you were a Dickinson student, you are eligible for the Carlisle badge as a participant in the “Carlisle In-Broad Program.” These are available in the Bookstore on a first come, first served basis. 

All flag badges are to be affixed to the right shoulder on the outside of your robe. 

Academic hoods will be presented just prior to receipt of the degrees. Please note that when asked prior to receiving your hood, it is important that you know which degree you are receiving, B.A. or B.S., as the hood color is different for each. 


Following Commencement, original diplomas will be available for pickup until 2 p.m. on the Holland Union Building Underground Patio.