Commencement Information


Welcome to the official Commencement Information page at Trocaire College!

The December 2023 Commencement Ceremony will be held at UB Center for the Arts on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, with a ceremony start time of 6:00 PM EST. Dr. Stephen Turkovich, President of O’Shei Children’s Hospital, will serve as our commencement speaker. 

A ticket is required to attend this event. Only graduates in attendance will have their names announced.


Graduation Application

All expected graduates for the December 2023 semester must complete the Graduation Application by Friday, September 29, 2023. No late forms will be accepted.


Graduate Information for the Ceremony

All graduates are to arrive at the venue for line-up and instructions no later than 5:15 p.m. – do not be late!

Graduates must wear their graduation outfits, comfortable shoes, and regalia (cap, gown, 2023 tassel).


Guest Information

This is a ticketed entry event hosted by the college. A ticket must be presented for entry for guests three years old and older.


Commencement Tickets

Expected graduates will receive a set amount of tickets. Guests must have a ticket to enter the ceremony if they are three or older. These tickets are separate from pinning and/or professional recognition ceremony tickets handled by the academic programs.


Commencement Student Speaker

The deadline for Commencement Student Speaker applications is Friday, October 6, 2023. Speakers will be reviewed after the Commencement Committee releases midterm grades.



  • December 2023 graduate
  • In good standing (academic, financial, and conduct) with the College this includes reaching the benchmark on HESI V1 & V2 for nursing graduates
  • Attending the Commencement Ceremony


How Do I Apply:


If chosen, you will receive up to 5 additional extra tickets for guests with priority seating at the UB Center for the Arts. You will also sit on the platform (stage) during the ceremony.

Graduation Application

All expected graduates are to complete the Graduation Application to confirm the completion of their respective degrees and certificate programs. Students are to complete this regardless of their attendance status at Commencement.

Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Upon successful completion of this form, students will receive an email to their email.  If an email does not load, please contact Jonathan Hudack, Director of Financial Aid at [email protected].

Will you be attending the Commencement Ceremony on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. (Graduates must arrive by 5:15 p.m.)(Required)
All graduates are required enter their Trocaire email in this field. They will receive an email confirmation to this email upon successful form completion.
Graduation Semester(Required)
Select the Academic Program(s) you will be graduating from:(Required)
Phonetic pronunciation of your first and last names is saying them as they sound, not as they are written. Only students in attendance at Commencement will have their names read by the announcer. For example: David Baranowski (David Ba-ra-nof-ski) / Jane Liley (Jane Ligh-lee - rhymes with highly) / Pei-Ling Huang (Pay-Lyn Hu-ang) / Ravish Shekaraiah (Raveesh Shek-ra-ja)
Accessibility Requests:
I am a member of Trocaire's Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society(Required)
I am a military personnel (active, reserves, veteran)(Required)
If you are a student who previously completed a degree at Trocaire prior to December 2023, select yes.(Required)
Select your Regalia Size (Cap & Gown)(Required)
Your height determines your regalia size. The size you pick is the size you receive. NO EXCHANGES. Students do not need to pay for their regalia. Regalia pick up will occur around the first week of December. *The plus size gown (given when you choose "over" for weight) will comfortably fit a bust/waist/hip measurement up to 72". If you do not need this much width in the body, but your weight is slightly higher than the ranges listed, order the next gown length. (e.g; instead of 5'3 - 5'5 and over 205 pounds, order size 5'6 - 5'8 and under 235 pounds).
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Diplomas are mailed to our graduates, who do not have any outstanding holds, after the degree has been conferred.

Conferral dates are as follows:

  • Fall (December): January 15

Graduates who have a student hold receive their diploma after the hold(s) are removed.

Please notify the Registrar’s Office if your address or name has changed since you completed the Graduation Application

Students who meet the following minimum criteria will receive graduation honors which are awarded on the basis of the final cumulative grade point average (CGPA). 

  • Certificate with merit: 3.40 – 4.0 CGPA
  • Degree with distinction: 3.40 – 3.59 CGPA
  • Degree with high distinction: 3.60 – 4.0 CGPA
  • Degree with highest distinction: 4.0 CGPA

Please note that the Commencement Program is produced prior to the release of final grades.  Students will have their cumulative grade point average, based on their midterm grades, factored into their honor recognition at Commencement.

Students with Honors will be announced at Commencement. For example: Jane Smith, with High Distinction.

Students who are part of the following groups are recognized at Commencement:

  • Graduation Honors, announced, no cords
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, must be members of the Alpha Pi Eta chapter at Trocaire
  • Alum From Day One, cords
  • Veteran and Active Military, cords
  • Lambda Nu, cords

Students will be notified of their cords prior to Commencement.

Students may request an electronic copy of their transcript through the Electronic Transcript Request Form on the Registrar’s webpage. Paper transcripts are also available. 


We encourage all graduates to keep their names and other contact information up-to-date with the Registrar’s Office. If you had a name or address change recently, we encourage all  expected and recent graduates to update their information on your eStudent Portal.

Name Changes

Students with name changes shall change them prior to Week 5 of the academic semester using the Name Change Request Form. Students who plan on changing their names must provide the additional requested supplemental documents to the Registrar Office through this form.

Diplomas will be mailed after conferral to the address on file with the college.

Graduates are encouraged to keep their contact information current to stay connected!


Diploma – Mailing Address Changes

We encourage students to check their eStudent Portal to ensure their address is current with the college. Students who need to update their address with the college should do so prior to Week 10 of the semester. Diplomas will be mailed to students upon successful degree completion and conferral. Students who need to update their address are instructed to change it using the Diploma – Different Address Than eStudent Form.

You will be inducted in the Trocaire College Alumni Association upon graduation. The association provides a point of contact, support, and connections with other alumni and the college. To speak with someone in the Alumni Office, contact [email protected].