Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


Q. Where do I go to order academic regalia (cap, gown and hood)?

Contact the Bookstore at (410) 951-1223

Q. What color should the velvet on my hood be?

BA - white

BS - gold/yellow

BS in liberal arts - gold/yellow

BSN - apricot

BSW - citron

MAT - white

MED - light blue

MS - gold/yellow

MS in nursing - apricot

Q. Will guest need tickets to attend?

Tickets are NOT required to attend commencement ceremonies. Guests do not need reserve seating. Seats are on a first-come basis.

Q. Will the commencement be webcasted?

The ceremony will be webcasted. The link will be made available at

Q. What time will the graduates have to arrive?

All members of the graduating class must arrive 1 hour prior to the ceremony. Please do not bring large purses, book bags, backpacks, cameras, etc. There will be no place to house such items.

Q. Will my name be announced at the Commencement?

Yes, all names are announced.

Q. What time will Commencement conclude?

The average duration of Commencement is 2 (two) hours.

Q. How do I find out about hotels and restaurants for my guest?

Check on for local hotels, restaurants and attractions.

Q. What if I have a question that is not listed above?

Please contact