Updated March 21, 2023

The Class of 2023 graduation ceremony for the College of Public Health and School of Social Work will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at the Liacouras Center (located at 1776 N. Broad Street on Temple's Main Campus).

Graduates will be invited to walk across the stage, recognized individually by name, and photographed.

Information for graduates

Graduates should plan to check in at the Liacouras Center loading dock entrance no later than 4:30 p.m.; the entrance will be open at 4:15 p.m. The main Liacouras Center entrance will open for guests at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Please come dressed for the ceremony in 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 5:15 p.m. for seating on the floor of the Liacouras Center. 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.

Deadline to RSVP

Graduates planning to attend University Commencement or the CPH graduation ceremony must RSVP via the university's form by Tuesday, March 21. Tickets are not required to enter the Liacouras Center for the CPH ceremony.

Ordering your cap and gown

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. For more information, please contact the bookstore at 215-204-5578.


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.


The Liacouras Center offers facilities and amenities for guests requiring accommodation. The arena is fully compliant with all ADA accessibility guidelines. Questions regarding accessibility may be directed to gradcph@temple.edu.


Parking will be available in lots on Main Campus. Parking passes are limited to two per graduate for the day and are requested during the RSVP process.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)