Cap and Gown

(required for participation - all participants - Undergraduate, PACE, Masters, and Doctoral Programs)    

The easiest way to order your cap and gown is at the Grad Fair in University Commons Ballroom B between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on October 4, 2017.  A table will be set up to order cap/gown. If you are not able to attend the Grad Fair or if you have any questions, contact the Registrar's office at 217-424-6217.

Complete Senior Survey and Alumni Questionnaire

These forms are required and must be completed by the time you pick up your cap and gown, and tickets.

Graduating Senior Survey (for Undergraduates only, including PACE - NOT MSN or DNP)

Please tell us about your educational experiences at Millikin via this 10-minute Graduating Senior Survey. It must be completed in a single session. Be assured that all responses will be kept strictly confidential. Your responses can help us make Millikin a better place for both current and future students. If you think you have already completed this survey, please check the List of Survey Completions.  For more information about this survey, please contact the Office of Institutional Research at 420-6661 or

Questionnaire for Alumni Records (all Graduates)

All graduates should complete the Questionnaire for Alumni Records. The Questionnaire may be completed at the Graduate Fair.  If you have any questions, email Cindy Landacre at

Pick up of Tickets/Caps and Gowns


Cap, gown, and ticket pick up begins on Tuesday, November 28 through Friday, December 1, 2017.  You must go to the Office of the Provost, Shilling Hall 213, between the hours of 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. to pick up your tickets and a voucher to pick up your cap and gown at the Bookstore.  Once we check that your account is cleared, and that you have completed the required online surveys, we will give you 10 tickets, and you will take the voucher to the Bookstore to pick up your cap and gown.    Each graduating student will receive 10 tickets* (ceremony is at Kirkland Fine Arts Center on Sunday, December 10 at 2:00 p.m.).  You must have your account paid in full (including $75 graduation fee, which is assessed to all graduates - even those who are not participating), by November 15, 2017.  You must have completed the senior survey (traditional and PACE students only), and the alumni questionnaire (traditional, PACE, Masters and Doctoral).   There are other surveys you will be asked to complete for other University departments, but, the surveys we ask be completed before cap and gown pick up days are the Senior Survey (traditional and PACE only), and the Alumni questionnaire (all students - traditional, PACE, Masters and Doctoral).

*We possibly will have additional tickets available at the graduation rehearsal on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. 

Additional Requirements

Complete all requirements for your degree as listed in your catalog.

If you are questioning your eligibility to graduate, contact the Registrar's Office at 217-424-6217.
Settle all accounts with Student Financial Services, including $75 graduation fee. All accounts must be paid by November 15, 2017.

Graduation Rehearsal

Rehearsal for all students is Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Kirkland Fine Arts Center.