Updated Feb. 27, 2024

At the College of Public Health and School of Social Work Class of 2024 graduation ceremony, graduates will be invited to walk across the stage, recognized individually by name, and photographed.

Wednesday, May, 8, 2024 | 2 p.m.

The Liacouras Center
1776 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Applying to graduate

The online graduation application notifies Temple University and the College of Public Health of your intent to graduate and allows the Office of the University Registrar to prepare your diploma.

This mandatory application must be submitted by Thursday, Feb. 1. Answers to common questions regarding graduation applications, including instructions for how to submit, can be found on the Registrar’s website.

All students who submit a graduation application will receive an email in mid-February with information on how to RSVP to University Commencement and the CPH graduation ceremony.

Petitioning to walk

If you are a non-graduating student and you believe you are eligible to walk in the May 2024 ceremony, you may submit a petition to do so. There are separate petitions for undergraduate students and graduate students; please be sure to submit the appropriate form. Please review the criteria in the online form prior to submitting your petition.

The submission deadline for these forms has been extended to Wednesday, Feb. 28. If you miss the deadline to submit your petition, you may not have the opportunity to walk in the May 2024 ceremony.

Note: All summer 2023 and fall 2023 graduates do not need to submit a petition to walk and will be invited to RSVP for the May 2024 ceremonies. You will receive an email with a link to RSVP and request tickets/parking passes when available.

Ceremony RSVP and ticketing

Graduates planning to attend University Commencement or the CPH graduation ceremony must RSVP via the university's form, which will be available from Tuesday, Feb. 20, through Wednesday, March 20.

For University Commencement, graduates can request a maximum of four tickets for guests. Tickets are not required for the CPH graduation ceremony.

Each graduate can request a total of two parking passes for the day. General parking passes will allow for parking in Liacouras Garage and Montgomery Garage. Accessible parking passes will allow guests to park in Liacouras Garage and 15th Street Lot.

Graduates wearing their graduation regalia do not need tickets. Lost tickets cannot be replaced.

Regalia and honors cords

Graduates are required to wear the regalia (gown, hood, cap, and tassel) appropriate for the degree they have earned—the color and style differ depending on your degree level and program of study. Purchase your academic regalia in person at the Main Campus Bookstore (in the Student Center) or order online for home delivery (option available in March). For more information, please contact the bookstore at 215-204-5578.

Students who are eligible to receive Latin Honors (see FAQ below) will need to collect their cords in person; there is no option to have cords mailed for this year’s ceremony. Honors cords will be available for pickup in mid-April (with tickets, parking passes, and yearbooks).

Regalia donations

Master's and doctoral students: If you still have regalia from your Temple University undergraduate graduation ceremony, please consider donating it. The College of Public Health is seeking regalia to lend out to undergraduates who cannot afford to purchase theirs from the bookstore. Donations can be dropped off in the Dean's Office (Bell Building, third floor) during business hours (Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).


GradFest marks 50 days until spring Commencement and is a one-stop-shop for all seniors before graduation. Attend to learn more about the Temple University Alumni Association and other resources available to you before and after you graduate. Be sure to stop by the College of Public Health's table!

GradFest 2024 will be held in Mitten Hall on Wednesday, March 20, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Register on Temple's alumni website.

Ceremony details

Graduates should plan to check in at the Liacouras Center loading dock entrance no later than 1 p.m.; the entrance will be open at 12:45 p.m. The main Liacouras Center entrance will open for guests at approximately 1 p.m.

Please come dressed for the ceremony in your gown, hood, cap, and tassel. Upon arrival, proceed to the sign-in tables and ask staff there to direct you to the proper area to line up for the procession (faculty marshals will be in attendance to assist). Be prepared to begin to process in at 1:45 p.m. for seating on the floor of the Liacouras Center. No personal items can be left in the loading dock once you process in. At sign-up, you will be given a name card that will be used for calling your name when you cross the stage—do not lose this card!

It is expected that all graduates will consider the ceremony both celebratory and solemn. All attendees should remain for the entire ceremony and recess as a group with all other graduates at the conclusion of the ceremony. After the event, graduates will exit the Liacouras Center and meet their guests at the main entrance.

For information regarding academic requirements for graduating, visit the Registrar's website.


The Liacouras Center offers facilities and amenities for guests requiring accommodation. The arena is fully compliant with all ADA accessibility guidelines. Additional information about accessibility at Liacouras Center ceremonies can be found on the University Commencement site.

Questions regarding accessibility that are not answered on these sites may be directed to gradcph@temple.edu.


Please complete this form to authorize Temple University to provide your information to Legacy Photos, the university's graduation photographer.

You are not required to provide your information in this form. If you do provide your information, you will have no obligation to purchase any photographs from Legacy Photos. If you do not submit this form with your name and contact information, you will not be able to purchase a photograph from Legacy Photos.

Within 24 hours following graduation, students who provided their contact information when completing the authorization form will receive a proof from Legacy via text or email as well as a PIN that provides access to your images and instructions for ordering photos from Legacy's website.


Check your credentials in TUportal to ensure your name appears correctly on your diploma.

To request a change to the name printed on your diploma, follow the process outlined on the Registrar’s website. Submit the required form by Wednesday, May 15.

Review additional diploma information on the University Commencement site.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Still have questions?

If the above information does not answer a question you may have, please submit this form; you will receive a reply via email within one to two business days. We understand the importance of your graduation day, and we strive to offer our fullest support to ensure a smooth process leading up to the event.