MPS Programs

OS Graduate Commencement Details

For more details about the day of Commencement or the ceremony itself, go to the Endgame website.

Order Regalia

In the 1960s, soft berets became part of MICA’s academic regalia and they are the modern-day symbol of a MICA graduation. Additionally, students of graduate degree programs wear hoods and traditional gown to indicate their achievement. MICA will provide an academic hood to all graduating candidates during the ceremony.
While regalia is not required for any commencement event, we encourage you to wear your beret, hood, and gown for the May celebration. Gowns and berets can be ordered by credit card or charged to the student’s account.

Berets: handmade by MICA Alum
Early bird pricing: Now through March 15, 2023
Last day to order: May 1, 2023

April 1, 2023 for best pricing
Deadline to order online: April 18, 2023

Please send all regalia questions to

Order Tickets

Ticket Distribution will take place from March 14 - April 1

On March 14, qualifying Students will receive a link to the Event via Eventbrite
Students will be able to reserve 4 tickets each using their MICA ID Number
You may share the link and your MICA ID with your Family and Friends, but each ID is limited to 4 tickets total
Redistribution of unclaimed tickets will take place from April 11-15
You (graduating student) do not need a ticket


We’ve teamed with Parchment Inc. to provide two versions of your diploma: a traditional printed diploma and an official digital version. The digital diploma is an official document that you can share online or send to employers, educational institutions and others for fast verification of your degree. There are a few key actions you need to take to ensure that your diploma is correct and delivered to you.

Questions about your diploma should be directed to, or check the Parchment FAQs

Please do the following as soon as possible:

Your diploma will be issued by Parchment Inc. in two forms: a traditional printed diploma and an official digital version. Please see the following instructions to ensure that your name is printed properly and sent to the correct address. Unless you enter a DEGREE name, your diploma will be issued using the full PRIMARY name (click through to see full primary name). 

    • In the bottom portion of your Student Services Center (Personal Information), click on the Names link

    • Click on the button to Add a New Name

    • Select Degree from the drop-down menu, enter the desired information and save. Please note that salutations will not be printed on your diploma.

    • The same name will be printed in the Commencement program.

2. ADD A DEGREE EMAIL ADDRESSProvide a non-MICA email address designated as a Degree Email. Since MICA email accounts will expire,  graduates must designate a “Degree Email” in order to receive both digital and paper diplomas; the Degree Email is where the digital diploma will be sent, and it will provide graduates access to an account with the vendor, Parchment, for questions, follow-up, or future copies of the physical diplomas. You will not receive a digital diploma unless you enter a Degree Email address type.

    • In the bottom portion of your Student Services Center (Personal Information), choose Email Addresses in the drop-down box

    • Click on the button to Add a New Email Address

    • Select Degree from the drop-down menu, enter the desired information and save

Notification of your digital diploma will be sent to your personal email account on file when it is ready (~2 weeks after the last day of the term, depending on how quickly faculty submit grades).

.  The paper diploma will be mailed to the permanent address on file. Please check to make sure we have your correct information:

  • Log into your MICA account and confirm or update your PERMANENT address

  • Check (or add) your MOBILE  phone number as well - Parchment will send you a text alert as soon as your digital credential is ready (one time only, not used for marketing).

  • Want to opt out of the text alert? Click here.

  • If you will be moving shortly, please set up mail forwarding; it is quick, cheap ($1.10), and will ensure that your diploma reaches you.

Please note:

  • Your diploma displays your name, degree, major program (Latin honors apply to undergraduates only).

  • Students who have an outstanding financial obligation to MICA will not receive their diploma until their balance is cleared.

  • Students with incomplete or missing grades will not receive their diplomas until all degree requirements are satisfied.

Printed diplomas will be shipped to your permanent address in approximately 4-6 weeks. You can track the shipment through your Parchment account.

Congratulations! We are so proud of your accomplishments and look forward to seeing what is in store for you next. 

The Open Studies office hosts an online exhibition that showcases each graduate's hard work. The goal of such an exhibition is to display students' achievements for friends, family, prospective employers. MICA students, staff, and the broader community. 

Please click here for the link to the current exhibition space.

In order to add your Capstone to the exhibition, we need to gather some information. Please navigate here for specific program requirements. 

Additional Information 

  • The Graduating Student Survey is an opportunity to reflect on your time at MICA as a whole and offer feedback to the college. It will be sent to your MICA email or your designated degree email (where you received your diploma).
  • MAMBAs who did GTIs: Apply for Teaching Certificate

  • Optional: Apply to be the Graduate Student Speaker at Commencement

  • Optional: May 11, Graduate Student Picnic, Cohen Plaza (6 p.m. - 7 p.m.)