For Graduates
Meadville Lombard graduates traditionally wear black robes and academic hoods specific to their degree.  You can bring your own robe, or Meadville Lombard can provide one for you.  Graduates also have the option of purchasing their hood.  For more information about regalia, and to denote your regalia choices, please fill out the graduation form.  
If you do not fill out the form by March 13th, we cannot guarantee that you'll have a robe in your size for Commencement.
If you attend the Commencement Ceremony, you will receive an empty diploma holder during the ceremony. After the ceremony, you'll receive your actual diploma in the robing room when you return your regalia.
If you are not attending Commencement, your diploma will be mailed to you in late May or early June.
Vespers and the Commencement Ceremony will be professionally photographed by Ocken Photography.  If you'd like to have photos printed, you may either contact Ocken Photography or print them yourself (all photos will be posted to Meadville Lombard's Facebook page).
Commencement Fees
The commencement fee is $185 and will be billed by the Business Office through Populi. This fee helps to defray the costs of commencement activities, as well as graduate audits and diploma printing. The fee applies to all graduates, regardless of whether or not you attend commencement, and must be paid in full in order to receive a diploma.
Other optional fees:
  • Your commencement fee includes two tickets (for yourself and one guest) to the Commencement Dinner. If you would like to bring additional guests, you may purchase additional tickets for $50 each.
  • If you would like to purchase your academic hood rather than just renting it for the ceremony, you may do so for $170.
These optional fees can be paid via check or online.