Master's Degree Candidates

Commencement Ceremony Participation

Prior to graduation, you must have completed all degree requirements and any outstanding debts to the University. Financial aid recipients must complete an exit interview. Students with Perkins Loans are notified by mail of the exit interview dates. Students with Stafford Loans and No-Interest Loans must contact Ms. Traci Hickey in the Financial Aid Office, McCarthy Campus Center, 508-626-4536, to make sure all paperwork is complete.

Please fill out the Graduate Candidacy for Graduation/Comprehensive Exam Form and return it to the Office of Graduate Studies in Dwight Hall, Room 204 or mail the form with your check to the address listed.  Please contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy at should you have any questions.

Academic Regalia (Caps and Gowns)

Participation in the ceremony requires that a cap, gown, and hood be worn. The cost of the full FSU Master's outfit is $10.50.

Oak Hall Cap & Gown will also be on campus numerous times in the spring for you to pick up your regalia in person if preferred, see dates below.  If for some reason you are unable to pick up your cap and gown on any of the dates they are on campus, you may place your order for your academic regalia with Oak Hall Cap & Gown through this website: website tbd. An additional shipping fee will apply, at your own expense.

Academic Regalia pick-up dates:

Graduation Fair - March 26, 2018
11:00am to 2:30pm

Day of Senior Investiture - April 23, 2018
10:30am to 1:30pm
Athletic Center Lobby

Day of Undergraduate Rehearsal - May 17, 2018
11:00am to 2:00pm
Athletic Center Lobby

If ordering online, you will need the following information to place your order:
•School ID -
•FSU Student ID - This is the 9 digit number on your FSU Student ID or can be found before your name when in myFramingham.
•FSU Student Email Address
•Please note that there will be an additional shipping fee for orders not picked up in person on campus

*Students without academic regalia will not be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony. 

On Commencement Day, please wear your cap and gown.  Mortar boards should be worn squarely on the head (not tilting backwards) and your tassel should be on the left.   You will carry your hood, draped over your left arm, into the ceremony as you proceed in, you will be hooded by your Program Coordinator.

Rehearsal: There is no rehearsal for the Graduate Commencement.