Graduation Check List

Tips for Graduation Join the celebration and use #NMSUGRAD
  • Graduate Ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2022. (Doctorate and Masters)
  • Undergraduate Ceremonies on Saturday, December 10th. (Bachelors)
  • Arrive one hour prior to the start time of the ceremony for seating.
  • Tickets (GradPass) are required for graduates to participate.
  • Guest seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Ticketing is not required for guests.
Graduation Checklist
  • Print and bring your GradPass, if attending the Commencement Ceremony. This is your ticket across the stage.
  • Order Cap and Gown with the NMSU Bookstore.
  • Secure your GradPass before the November 11, 2022 deadline date.
  • Update your diploma name at the University Student Records Office, if needed.
  • Update diploma address by emailing
  • Clear all holds on your account, such as Exit Counseling with Financial Aid.
  • Order your official transcripts with the University Student Records Office, with the option "Hold for Degree"
Don’t forget to tell your family and friends, who can’t attend the ceremony, to check out our livestream!