Lawrence University will celebrate the 2022 Commencement ceremony for our graduating seniors on the historic Main Hall Green on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.

The following FAQs provide additional details about this year’s Commencement ceremony. Please check this FAQ and the main Commencement web page regularly, as new information will be posted as it becomes available. If you need additional information or have a specific question that is not answered below, please email

Updated March 1, 2022

Will I receive my diploma at Commencement?

Graduates will not receive their diplomas at Commencement. Digital diplomas will be emailed to graduates the week after the Commencement ceremony, and a paper diploma will be mailed to graduates in early July. Graduates will receive a diploma cover during the formal ceremony.

Will tickets or registration be required for guests?

At this time, no tickets will be required for the 2022 Commencement ceremony.

What safety protocols will guests need to follow during the ceremony?

More information regarding safety protocols will be shared later in spring term.

Do guests need to show proof of vaccine or test to attend the ceremony?

No, as guest interactions with graduates or individuals outside of their family or group will be limited. All guests should follow the university’s health and safety protocols as outlined in the Lawrence Campus Community Pledge

What if it rains? Will there be an indoor venue?

Commencement will take place on Main Hall Green rain or shine. The ceremony may be delayed due to inclement weather.

When will I be able to order my regalia?

All regalia, including caps, gowns, and tassels, will be provided to graduating seniors by the Lawrence University Alumni Association (LUAA). 

To order regalia, go to Select Lawrence University as your school, along with the state. You have the option to pick up your regalia on campus, or have it shipped to your home address for a fee of $12.95. The deadline to order regalia online is May 5, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. CT. 

If you do not order your regalia online, you can order in-person at the Grad Fair on March 29 and 30 in the Warch Campus Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Regalia can be picked up on June 8 and 9 in the Warch Campus Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

When will graduating seniors need to be out of residence halls? 

Graduating seniors should complete their move out of campus housing by 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 12.  Additional details will be shared with seniors by Residential Education later in Spring Term.

What transportation options are available to individuals who will be traveling to Appleton by plane or other means? 

Individuals who will travel to Appleton via plane or other public transportation should plan to make personal arrangements for transportation to and from campus. The following rental car companies are available at the Appleton airport: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National.

Local taxi service is available from the following companies: Fox Valley Cab (920-734-4545) and A Cab Neenah Menasha (920 809-5995).

Will graduates’ honors be recognized? 

As in year’s past, honors will be recognized in the Commencement program and on individual diplomas and transcripts. 

Will graduates receive cords? 

While the university does not provide cords or stoles, these items may be provided by individual Honor Societies, other student groups or organizations symbolizing their membership or achievements.