For Graduates

Information for Graduates

Cap and Gowns

Students can now complete their online order form for caps, gowns, and hoods. Seniors should see their email for the online form. Double majors must select one major to be represented by their hood color. Orders must be completed by Sunday, March 24. These items are delivered to campus and will be distributed the week of May 6. December graduates will be able to pick them up the week of May 22. Department- or program-specific academic stoles and/or cords are coordinated by individual departments. Those providing these will be in touch directly with graduates. 

Graduates are able to keep their caps, gown, hoods, tassels, and zipper pulls. For those who do not want to keep their gowns, collection bins will be available in the reception area of the DCU Convention Center and on Hogan 1 following Commencement. Gowns that are returned will be recycled into other products.

The College is proud to share that in the effort to remain green on campus; all Holy Cross graduates will be wearing environmentally conscious GreenWeaver® regalia, made here in the USA. This line of graduation wear is made of fabric spun from molten plastic pellets produced from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. For every gown ordered, Oak Hall will contribute $0.25 to the College’s sustainability efforts. Learn more.

Baccalaureate Mass 

Seniors should arrive at the area between the football and baseball stadiums by 2:15 p.m. for line-up. Seniors will process into the stadium at 2:45 p.m. Commencement gowns (but not hoods or caps) should be worn.

Graduate Transportation to the DCU Center

Graduates will be transported from Hogan 3 to the DCU Center for Commencement. Additional details will be provided closer to commencement. Graduates are expected to arrive at these locations by 8:30 a.m. to be transported. Those traveling on their own must arrive at the DCU Center no later than 9:00 a.m. Upon arrival, enter through the revolving doors of the Convention Center located on Major Taylor Boulevard. Graduates should be wearing their gown and hood and have their cap with a tassel and Holy Cross zipper pull.

Campus Move-Out

Graduates are expected to move-out of the residence halls by 8 p.m. on Friday, May 24. Contact or 508-793-2411 with any questions.

Class Photo

Prints and framed copies of the Class of 2024 photo taken at the start of sophomore year can be purchased at

Class Rings

The College works with Herff Jones for the ordering of class rings. Class rings can be ordered online. Periodically, Herff Jones is on campus outside of the bookstore in the Hogan Campus Center. For more information please contact the


Each graduating senior has the option of ordering a set of 10 physical Commencement announcements. These are formal announcement cards meant to be sent to family and friends to whom you wish to send the news of your upcoming graduation. These are not invitations, but announcements of your graduation. There is no cost to receive these. Please note, seniors must opt-in to receive the physical announcement cards. To select to receive yours, please complete this form by March 5. They will be distributed in late March.

Senior Week Events

The Student Government Association Senior Class Council hosts events and programs for Senior Week from Sunday, May 19, 2024 through Wednesday, May 22, 2024. More information will be shared in the coming months and ticket sales will be open later this spring. Please contact the Office of Student Involvement at with questions.

Yearbook and Senior Photos

Lauren Studios has contacted the class with information on how to schedule their Senior Portraits for the yearbook. In April, students can expect information regarding the sale of 2024 Purple Patcher Yearbook and senior advertisements from family. In the meantime, seniors are encouraged to send images from their year to for inclusion in the book. 

The Purple Patcher Yearbook Club works in collaboration with The Office of Student Involvement to coordinate senior photos for the yearbook and yearbook sales. Please contact with questions.