Independence Commencement FAQs
Walking is not a requirement for graduation. However, we encourage all graduates to walk and be recognized and celebrated for their significant achievement.
- bachelor’s units cost $42 + tax
- master’s units cost $80 + tax
- doctorate units cost $121 + tax
- order at www.herff-jones.com/college/graceland
Cap and gown units ship to the address you provide with your order. The deadline for ordering online is Nov. 14, 2019. After that date, please contact the Independence bookstore.
The announcements ship to the address you provide with your order.
No, as the style may have changed. If in doubt, call the Independence bookstore at 800.833.0524.
Yes, you may pick up your own regalia from the registration table at the Auditorium the morning of commencement. Please call the Independence bookstore in advance, and we will put you on our late pick up list: 800.833.0524.
Transcripts are obtained from the Registrar’s office. If your balance is zero with Graceland at the time of graduation, you will receive a transcript with your diploma. There is a $10 charge for subsequent transcripts.
In the event that there is a weather impact to the commencement ceremonies, Graceland will make every effort to ensure that participants are made aware of changes to the schedule. One way we will notify everyone is through the GU Alert system.
For additional questions or more detailed information, please contact the Independence bookstore by phone at 800.833.0524, or visit their My Graceland page at https://my.graceland.edu/ICS/Resources/Independence_Online_Bookstore/.