Commencement Dates

Commencement will take place as follows:
April 30, 2022



April 29, 2023

Commencement Schedule

Capitol Technology University commencement is conducted once every year on the main campus in Laurel. Commencement ceremonies are held outdoors, rain or shine.
There is no maximum number of guests a student is able to invite to the commencement ceremony and we do not issue tickets. If the number of guests supplied on your application for graduation changes, please notify the Office of Registration and Records as soon as possible.
Commencement Schedule:
Check In | 8 a.m.
-It is imperative that you arrive on time to check in. Check-in is located in the Avrum Gudelsky Auditorium. Once you have checked in, you must remain in the auditorium. During check-in you will receive your name card used to announce you on stage. Do not lose this card.

Regalia Fitting
| 8:30 a.m.

-This time will be used to ensure your cap, gown and hood are on properly.

Roll Call and Line Up |
9:30 a.m.

-This will occur in the auditorium. Weather permitting, the line up will be outside of the building. You will be lined up alphabetically by degree program.

Processional Begins | 9:45 a.m. 
-The university marshal will lead the processional followed by the stage guests, trustees, faculty, candidates for undergraduate degrees, master's degrees and doctoral degrees. For the recessional, the stage participants will exit first and the graduates will follow them.

Special Guests/Accommodations

Special Accommodations:
Students requiring special assistance at commencement should email or call The Dean of Students at 240-965-2490 as soon as possible.
International Guests
If you have guests from overseas and need visa invitation letters, notify the Office of Registration and Records. The request should be made at your earliest convenience.

Commencement Live Stream Video

For graduates and their families unable to attend the ceremony, it will be broadcast live online. Stream the ceremony live or watch it later at

Attending Commencement To Do List

Bachelor's and Master's Graduates
December graduates are invited to participate in the spring commencement ceremony following their term of completion.

Undergraduate and master's students planning to complete all degree requirements by the end of the summer semester are permitted to take part in spring commencement ceremonies as degree candidates. If a student is not enrolled by April 15 for all their remaining courses, permission to participate in the ceremony as a degree candidate will not be granted.

Doctoral Graduates
Doctoral students must complete all degree requirements in order to participate in the commencement ceremony. Students completing their degree requirements in August or December are invited to participate in the commencement ceremony the following spring.

Before graduation, the following actions must be completed. Diplomas and transcripts will not be issued to students who have outstanding library books or fines, outstanding balance in the Business Office, or for Financial Aid recipients who have not completed online exit counseling.

o       Fulfill all financial obligations to the university

o       Return all materials borrowed from Puente Library

o       Pay graduation fee

o       Complete Financial Aid exit interview (financial aid recipients only). Information regarding the exit interview will be sent separately.

o       Complete Residence Life expectations (Residence Life students only)

o       Complete the Graduating Student Survey. Information on how to complete the survey will be sent separately.
The links are provided for each student division below:
o       Pick up regalia (details below) 

Graduation Regalia for undergraduate and master's students will be available for pick-up at check-in on commencement morning. Regalia will not be mailed to you prior to commencement.  Regalia consists of your cap, gown, hood, tassel, and any honor cords. (Honor cords will be distributed at check in on commencement morning). 

Doctoral students are responsible for ordering their own regalia.  To order your doctoral regalia from our vendor, Oak Hall Cap and Gown, please visit

For customer service, please call 1-800-223-0429 and ask for Nicole Cabbler in the Customs Department.

It is recommended to order doctoral regalia at least two months prior to commencement. Doctoral students must have Capitol Technology University doctoral regalia to participate in the commencement ceremony. Doctoral regalia is custom-made so all sales are final.

NOT attending commencement To Do list


All students must complete the following items before Commencement:

□       Fulfill all financial obligations to the university. This means that students should contact the Business Office, the Office of Financial Aid, the Office of Residence Life (if applicable) and the Puente Library to be certain that they have no outstanding obligations.

□       Pay graduation fee

□       Complete the Financial Aid Exit Interview (financial aid students only).

□       Complete the Graduating Student Survey. Information on how to complete the survey is sent separately. The links are provided for each student division below: