Undergraduate Commencement Roadmap

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

Jan 2024

Review your degree requirements (major, minor, Goucher Commons, 120 credits, and a GPA of 2.0) on your own or with your advisor.

By Feb 9

Complete the Undergraduate 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.


Graduating Senior Survey opens. Watch your email for an invitation to participate and the opportunity to win a voucher that covers the cost of your graduation robe. Vouchers will be raffled off weekly once the survey launches.

By April 1

August graduates should complete the Undergraduate Application for Graduation.

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. May and August graduates are eligible to walk in the May ceremony.

  • Order tickets for your guests.
  • Go to herff.ly/goucher 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 21

Interconnect Ceremony, Merrick Lecture Hall, 1 p.m.

Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony, Hyman Forum, Athenaeum, 4 p.m.

May 22

Latinx Triunfos, Hyman Forum, Athenaeum, 1 p.m.

Donning of the Kente, Hyman Forum, Athenaeum, 3 p.m.

May 23

Disability Visibility Ceremony, Batza Room, Athenaeum, 10 a.m.

Lavender Ceremony, Buchner Hall, Alumnae/i House, 10 a.m.

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

May 24

Commencement, the tent on Winslow Lawn

Graduates report to the Dorsey Center starting at 8:00 a.m.; be seated in Kraushaar Auditorium by 9:15 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. ceremony begins