Student Information

Caps & Gowns

Caps & Gowns will be available for purchase in the Merriman Campus Store for $50 beginning April 21st. If you are not currently on campus but will be participating in Commencement, you can pick up and pay for your cap and gown at the Merriman Campus Store in the Campus Center, beginning at 8:00 am Saturday, May 11th.


Students walking in Commencement will receive five (5) tickets.  Students will be notified of when and where they may pick up their tickets.  Students must complete the First Destination Survey before picking up their tickets.  Family members without tickets are invited to watch the livestream or closed circuit viewing in Shafer Auditorium.

Location will be announced the morning of May 11th and posted to My Allegheny and the Commencement website.

In the event of inclement weather, Commencement will be held in the Wise Center at 2 p.m. Wise Center doors will open at noon. Additional seating will be available in Shafer Auditorium, which provides comfortable seating and big-screen viewing of the ceremony.


Make sure to bring your cap, gown, tassel, and your cords or stoles to the rehearsal. If you bring anything else, you will need to carry it with you throughout the ceremony as we are unable to provide secure storage for your belongings.
Snacks will be provided at rehearsal.


Cords and Stoles policy can be found here.

We encourage you to wear sensible shoes as you will be walking on bricks, stairs and possibly soft ground.


You will fill out a form for the photographer at rehearsal so that proofs can be emailed to you.

AYA Rite of Passage Ceremony

The location and time of the AYA Rite of Passage ceremony will be posted here once it is determined.