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Graduation Schedule of Events

Commencement Schedule

Winter 2016 Graduation, January 21, 2016

Graduate Caps and Gowns

The following packages will be available for purchase for graduates who have applied for graduation and chosen to participate in the ceremony:

Basic Graduation Package - $32.50
• Cap/Gown/Tassel/pre-printed announcements

Basic Plus Graduation Package - $49.00
• Cap/Gown/Tassel/pre-printed announcements and box of (20)generic CSM announcements

Premium Graduation Package - $142.50
• Cap/Gown/Tassel/pre-printed announcements and box of (20) generic CSM announcements
• Diploma frame (color choice of black/mahogany/walnut)


Distribution/Pick-Up Schedule (all packages paid for at time of distribution and pick-up):

La Plata
November 30 – December 4, 2015
Distribution hours Monday – Thursday 9:30 am – 7:30 pm, Friday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Prince Frederick
December 7-11, 2015
Distribution hours Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday 11a.m. – 1:30 pm

Leonardtown December 14-18, 2015
December 14-18, 2015
Distribution hours Monday – Thursday 11a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday 11a.m. – 1:30 pm

Bag Check

The safety of CSM students, guests and employees is of the utmost importance.  CSM will be conducting a bag check at the spring commencement. Please note that everyone may be subject to a bag check before entry. We encourage you to leave large bags, purses, diaper bags and  backpacks in your vehicles or at home, as these will be subject to the bag check process at the door. This is a new security procedure and we appreciate your cooperation and patience.

Disability Services

There is a seating section for elderly or disabled guests. Due to limited space, the college recommends that the person with the disability and only one other guest sit in the accessible seating section. Additional members of your party should sit in the regular seating areas.

Graduate Photographs and Flowers

Commencement photographs will be taken of each graduate as they cross the stage to receive their diploma. They can be viewed at

The College Store will sell flowers for the graduates at the graduation ceremony.

Guest Information

Guests are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before the ceremony begins.

Tickets are required. Doors will be closed once the procession begins and guests will not be admitted thereafter.