Graduate Commencement Roadmap

Please note the following important dates and events for Goucher's 2024 Commencement.


Review your degree requirements with your advisor.

By Feb 9

Complete the Graduate Application for Graduation to let the Registrar’s Office know that you intend to complete your degree requirements in May. If you believe you will be completing your degree in August, complete this form by April 1; December graduates should complete it by October 15.

April 10

GradFest is open to all graduate and undergraduate students from 1-5 p.m. in the Hyman Forum, Athenaeum. This is your chance to meet with vendors and representatives from offices like Alumnae/i Engagement, the Career Exploration Office, Student Financial Services, and many more! Representatives from Balfour will be available so you can buy Commencement merchandise. There will be giveaways and refreshments!

By April 22

Complete the Marching Order online form to let us know if you plan to participate in the May 24, 2024, Commencement ceremony. December, May, and August graduates are eligible to walk in the May ceremony.

  • Order tickets for your guest
  • Go to to purchase regalia (gown, hood, cap), announcements, thank you cards, and more. Participate in the Graduating Senior Survey and win a voucher for your robe.

May 23

Baccalaureate, Haebler Memorial Chapel, 4:30 p.m.

May 24

Commencement, the tent on Winslow Lawn, 10:30 a.m.

Graduates report to the Dorsey Center starting at 8 a.m.; be seated in Kraushaar Auditorium by 9:15 a.m.