Convocation can be a busy and exciting time for students, and this information is intended to help enhance the celebratory experience of potential graduates, their families and friends, and the wider community.

Convocation ceremonies at Crandall University are held typically in the month of May. Degrees and certificates are awarded to students who successfully complete the program requirements as prescribed by the Senate of Crandall University. At Convocation, Crandall University will award degrees and certificates at the undergraduate and graduate levels from a variety of faculties.

Crandall University has decided to cancel its Fall 2020 Convocation ceremony. We understand that this may be very disappointing to many. Convocation ceremonies are a time when we come together to celebrate our grads and to welcome them to our global community of alumni. Although this formal, celebratory event has been postponed until May 2021, Crandall University will make sure that all students who have successfully completed the requirements are awarded their degrees or certificates. Those who graduated in the Spring of 2020 would have received their parchments in the mail already. Those who plan to graduate in November 2020 will still graduate at that time; Fall Convocation will be an administrative conferral of degrees, and grads will receive their parchments in the mail.

Students who plan to attend the Spring 2021 Convocation are asked to email to confirm their attendance.

Apply by Oct. 31 for Spring Convocation

A Message for 2020 Grads

Pre-Ceremony Information

Application to Graduate

Apply to Graduate here

All students must apply to graduate, whether or not they plan to attend the ceremony. All potential graduates, including those whose parchments are to be conferred at the Fall Administrative Convocation and including those who are completing certificate programs, must complete the form and pay the $50 processing fee.

Grad List

The grad list will be posted at noon the day before Convocation on this page.

Grad Photo Composite

A photo composite is put together each year and is proudly displayed on the upper hallway of Murray Hall for years to come. All potential grads are encouraged to submit a grad photo for the composite. If you have questions, please contact

Grad Rings

Proudly wear one of Crandall’s grad rings by Jostens. For more information on how to order your grad ring, contact Crandall’s Alumni Office at


Fresh Flowers will be available for purchase at the Crandall University Convocation ceremonies in the Stultz Hall Commons and will be available for pre-order online in the weeks prior to the event.

Student Accounts

All fees must be paid in full before you can receive your degree parchment, transcript, or grades. If you have questions regarding your account, please contact the Finance Office (

Mailbox Keys

Students who are graduating, or not returning to Crandall, should return mailbox keys to Crystal Knowles (Stultz Hall) to ensure that they receive their $50 refund.


If you require copies of your transcript, please fill out the online Transcript Request form.  All requests for official transcripts must be accompanied by a $10 processing fee. The online request form may be accessed here. Note that transcript requests will be processed after Convocation.

Academic Regalia and Convocation-Day Attire

All graduates must wear academic regalia for the ceremony. Gowns and hoods will be available for pick up in SH117/127 one hour before the ceremony begins.

Accommodation Requests

If you or a guest has an accommodation request such as wheelchair seating, please email In your email, please ensure that your name, the name of the person needing the accommodation, and the nature of the request are clearly identified

Day of Ceremony Information

Schedule of Events for Students

In the spring of 2020, the ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 2. The ceremony for Education and Organizational Management will be held at 9:00 a.m., and the ceremony for Arts, Science, and Business will be held at 2:00 p.m. Please report to Stultz Hall’s room 117/127 an hour before the ceremony is scheduled to begin. Please be on time.

Academic Regalia and Convocation-Day Attire

All graduates must wear academic regalia for the ceremony. Gowns and hoods will be available for pick up in SH117/127 one hour before the ceremony begins. To avoid being charged the cost of the gown and hood, be sure to sign these items back into SH117/127 no later than one hour after your graduation ceremony ends.

A coat rack will be provided in SH117/127, but it is recommended that purses and valuables not be left in this room.

Please ensure that all mobile devices are silenced before the procession as well as during the ceremony.


Fresh Flowers will be available for purchase at the Crandall University Convocation ceremonies in the Stultz Hall Commons.

The Ceremonies

The ceremonies will take place in The Court, which is located in Murray Hall’s lower level.

Conferral of Certificates and Degrees

There is no grad rehearsal, but students are asked to meet in Stultz Hall’s 117/127 at least an hour early to receive their instructions regarding the process of lining up, the process of hooding, and the conferral of certificates and degrees.

Issuing of Parchments

Parchments will be handed out during Convocation.  For those who have requested that the parchments be mailed to them, parchments will be mailed the week following Convocation.


After the ceremony, the participants will leave in the following order: stage party first; graduates next; and finally, the audience.  Due to the large volume of people, it is advisable to plan to meet your guests far from the doors to the ceremony location.

After the Ceremony Information

Please return academic regalia to Stultz Hall’s room 117/127 after the ceremony.  Please feel free to take a few minutes for pictures with family, friends, and faculty/staff members before returning the regalia.

The Chancellor’s Reception

After the ceremony, light refreshments will be served in the Stultz Hall Commons.

Parchment Frames

Frames bearing the Crandall University logo will be available for purchase at Convocation, and they can be purchased anytime in the Alumni Office. For more information email


The Crandall University bookstore, which is located in Stultz Hall, will be open on Convocation Day for the purchase of souvenirs.

Fall Administrative Convocation

Parchments are conferred at the Convocation nearest to the completion of students’ program requirements. Therefore, those who complete their graduation requirements in the spring session will apply to graduate on the Fall Conferral of Degrees day, which in 2019 is scheduled for November 4. Since no ceremony is connected to the Fall Conferral of Degrees, students who graduate on that day may participate in the Spring Convocation and are encouraged to do so.

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