Key Dates & Events For 2016 Commencement

October 1, 2016

December 2016 degree candidates ought to have completed and submitted their "Application for Degree" by this deadline. If you are a December graduate and did not complete this form or need to edit what was submitted, please contact the Registrar's Office immediately.

February 1 2017

Students completeing degree requirements in spring 2017 should notify the Registrar's Office of your intent to graduate by completing the "Application for Degree." This form must be completed regardless of your intention to attend the Commencement Ceremony or not. The form will be available online as a link through your myGoucher account until February 1. If you do plan to attend the May ceremony, this form is used to order your regalia (cap, gown, hood, and tassel). Any student who has not submitted this form by February 1 must contact the Registrar's Office for assistance and will be charged at $20.00 late fee.

Students who are completing degree requirements in summer 2017 may be permitted to walk in the May 2017 Commencement Ceremony if they are approved to do so by Associate Provost Cornish (see April 14 date below for more details). If you are interested in walking in May, you too must complete the "Application for Degree" by the February 1 deadline to avoid paying the $20.00 late fee.

February 16-17 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Order Commencement announcements at Goucher Bookstore. Students who cannot be on campus during these dates should order their announcements at

April 14

Last day for degree candidates to order or make changes to their regalia order. Students wishing to participate in the ceremony must contact the Registrar's Office for assistance to complete the necessary paperwork. Orders made after February 1 will incur a $20.00 late fee.

Last day for summer degree candidates to petition to walk in the May ceremony. An email must be sent to Dr. Corish, cc'd to Elissa Zurbuchen, requesting permission to walk. If approved Dr. Cornish's Office will notify the Registrar's Office.

May 15-19

Regalia distribution: Goucher Bookstore

May 18 4:30 p.m.

Baccalaureate Service, Kraushaar Auditorium

May 19 10:30 a.m.

Commencement-Margaret M. Winslow Great Lawn, Reception immediately following Commencement at about 1 p.m.

Contact information:

Vice President and Dean of Students Office - 410-337-6150

Events, Conferences, and Summer Programs Office - 410-769-5054

Associate Provost's Office - 410-337-6460

Registrar's Office -, 410-337-6090