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Commencement Ceremony

It's time for your next chapter to begin.

The University of Dayton regards its Commencement Exercises as among the most important ceremonial occasions of the academic year. These exercises are filled with symbols and traditions designed to remind us all of the years that universities have existed and their noble purposes. 

Each Commencement marks another beginning, and we are excited to have you join more than 125,000 alumni worldwide who are proud to call themselves Flyers. Let us rejoice together.

Celebrate Your Moment

Take part in your graduation ceremony. We do encourage each of our graduates to participate in this special event.

To further contribute to a safe and efficient environment for graduates, guests, and faculty, we are strongly encouraging customers to take advantage of our online pre-order service.  We will have a contact-free customer experience for the guests who are simply picking up their pre-purchased and reserved product.  This will also increase overall physical distancing measures. The pre-order link for commencement is:

Regalia (caps, gowns, hoods)

The order for your cap and gown was placed when you completed your graduation application. Caps and gowns must be picked up from the UD Bookstore at the Grad Fair or with an arrangement made prior to the ceremonies. If you have any questions, please contact the UD Bookstore at 937-229-3233 or 

How to wear your Regalia

How to wear your Hood


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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1600