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Bradley is currently evaluating options to celebrate our students' accomplishments in lieu of canceling the May 16th ceremony. We will share details as soon as possible. The deadline to order caps and gowns will be extended once we confirm our plans. The bookstore has agreed to ship caps and gowns to home addresses. Stay tuned for more details to come.

Planning to graduate in May 2020?

April 1, 2020 is the last day to apply online through Webster or with the paper application for graduation. After April 1st, graduation applications for May 2020 will not be accepted.

Special Note: Students are required to be registered in the Spring 2020 term if they are planning to graduate in May 2020. Contact your Program Coordinator about registering. Remember to check the Schedule of Classes for the registration deadlines.

Important Graduate School Deadlines!

Download the PDF below for the appropriate deadlines for degree programs:

Download the PDF below for the appropriate deadlines for certificate programs:

Ordering and Picking Up Commencement Regalia

All graduate students participating in Commencement must rent their academic regalia (cap/tam, gown and hood). You will not be able to use a cap, gown, or hood used by friends in other Commencements nor allowed to use regalia purchased from sources outside of Bradley University. The rental will a keepsake cap and keepsake, gown and hood. You will have to return the gown and hood after the Commencement.

Check the appropriate Important Graduate School deadlines PDF for more information on the cost to rent your cap/tam, gown and hood, deadlines that affect ordering and information on picking up your order. Online ordering is through Herff Jones.

Application for Graduation
(Includes Commencement Participation Information)

Students who will complete their course of study and wish to graduate must complete the Graduate Application for Graduation.

Application for Graduation Apply Online

Application for Certificate Completion

Students who will complete the required course of study for a certificate must complete the Application for Certificate Completion and submit it to the Graduate School. Students cannot apply for certificate completion online at this time.

Application for Certificate Completion

Graduate Concentration Completion Form

Students who will complete the required courses for a concentration within their program must complete the Graduate Concentration Completion Form, obtain their Graduate Coordinator's signature, and submit the form to the Graduate School. Students cannot apply for concentration completion online at this time.

Concentration Completion Form

Contact the Graduation Staff

You can contact the Graduate School graduation/commencement staff directly by sending an email to They will respond to you as soon as possible.