- The bookstore will be open on May 18 from 12 – 6 p.m. and May
19 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ceremony Photography and
- Guests will not be able to approach the stage area and graduate
seating area prior to the start of the ceremony or the duration of
the ceremony for any reason, including photography and
- Professional photographers from Grad Images will be present at
Academic Attire Distribution to take a ceremony portrait of
graduates in academic attire. They will also be present at
the Commencement Ceremony to take photographs of graduates as they
enter the stage, while shaking the hand of their dean and as they
exit the stage.
- To ensure graduates receive the digital proofs, please complete
the order card that will be distributed during the ceremony and
hand the card to the photographer before going up the ramp of the
stage to be recognized.
- Graduates can pre-order their photographs by pre-registering at
- For replacement of photos, please contact Grad Images, Customer
Service Department at (800) 261-2576.
- The Commencement Ceremony will captured on video and a DVD will
be made available to graduates.
- Graduates can pre-order their DVD by visiting Graduation Nation
Rings can be purchased through Herff Jones.
Flowers will be available on site for purchase at
Diploma frames are available for purchase through
- Personalized St. John's University graduation announcements are
available for purchase online from Herff
- Announcements must be ordered six (6) weeks prior to
- Guests will receive a shortened program book at the
- Graduates will receive a Commemorative Commencement Program
that includes a full list of graduate names when they pick up their
diplomas beginning Wednesday, June 19, 2013 and for Physician
Assistant graduates beginning Monday, July 8, 2013.
- The Stole of Gratitude can be worn during the commencement
- After the ceremony, traditionally the new graduate presents the
Stole of Gratitude to someone who provided extraordinary help or
support, someone who has provided them with wisdom, guidance, and
words of support or with financial assistance.
- The Stole of Gratitude is available for purchase for $20 during
Academic Attire Distribution from Herff Jones.
Tassels and Certificates of
- Graduates receive a plain black tassel with their academic
- Commemorative red and white tassels are available for purchase
during Academic Attire Distribution from Herff Jones.
- Certificates of Appreciation can be purchased during Academic
Attire Distribution from Herff Jones.