Psychology Convocation

FALL 2024



Friday, May 16, 2025


  • Undergraduate and Graduate Students MUST complete ALL degree requirements by the end of Spring 2025 semester. Students should meet with an advisor to ensure you are on track for graduation and included in the potential graduate lists


PLEASE NOTE: Summer graduate names are not published in the graduation programs

  • Undergraduate students who lack no more than six credit hours to be completed Summer 2025 (verified by an Advisor)
  • Graduate students must defend their dissertation or thesis by May 17, 2025, be registered for summer 2025, and must be on the department’s summer 2025 graduation list (verified by the department graduate advisor).

Advisor Information:


To participate in our department convocation, please sign up at by the posted deadline in spring 2025

  • Graduates with special needs should request appropriate accommodations when signing up to participate
  • Graduate Students must submit acknowledgements to be read at the ceremony by the end of April 2025




Your official diploma will be mailed to the address on file for you with the UNM Registrar six to eight weeks after the end of the semester your degree is officially granted. If you would like your diploma held for pickup or mailed somewhere else, you need to contact the Registrar.

NOTICE: Participation in the psychology commencement ceremony is not a guarantee nor indication of degree completion. To officially graduate from UNM, students must satisfy all university, school, college and/or departmental requirements for the specific degree. Students should meet with an advisor to ensure that they are on track to graduate. Contact your advisor if you have any questions about your official graduation status.

Academic Regalia (Cap & Gown)

  • All ceremony participants must wear academic regalia. How to wear your regalia
  • Your tassel should be worn on the right side of your cap until the graduation class collectively moves the tassel from the right side to the left side of your tam or mortarboard. This will be done during the Graduation ceremony.
  • Tasteful decoration of caps is permitted. However, if it is determined to be offensive by a Marshal, you will have to remove it to participate.
  • We encourage you to wear comfortable shoes, you will be walking up and down stairs.
  • Purchase your regalia and accessories at the UNM Bookstore:
    • Bachelor's degree candidates wear RED gowns and red cap with tassel.
    • Master’s degree candidates wear BLACK gowns, black caps with tassel, and appropriate hood.
    • Ph.D. degree candidates wear BLACK and RED gowns, black caps with tassel, and appropriate hood.
  • Honor chords are only provided by the department to students in our Psychology Honors Program. If you are receiving University honors, you will need to purchase your UNM Honor chords at the UNM Bookstore. For information on Honors Society stoles, please contact your association or chapter (e.g. PsiChi, Golden Key…) for information. These are not provided by the department.

Processional Line-up Information



Ph.D. and MS students will be hooded during the ceremony. The graduating student will proceed to the podium after their name is announced and read their acknowledgements. The faculty mentor hooding the student will proceed to the front of stage to meet the student, receive the hood from the student, and put the hood over their head as seen in this youtube video. You may want to practice hooding your student ahead of time.

General information

  • Degree candidates will walk up a few stairs and across the stage and recognized individually by the department chair.
  • Seating for guests with disabilities is available; if needed: see attendants upon arrival for assistance.
  • Graduates that need special accommodations should submit this information when signing up for the ceremony.
  • There will not be a rehearsal. Instructions will be given on site.
  • You will NOT receive your diploma at the UNM Commencement Ceremony or at the department’s convocation ceremony. Diplomas will be mailed to you at a later date.
  • The Records Office will print your name on your diploma as it exists on their records and will mail it to the mailing address you have on file. This information can be reviewed and updated via Lobo Web Personal Information
  • Students cannot graduate with non-recorded grades or Incompletes, so be sure to check your online transcript via LoboWeb to ensure your grades have been posted at the end of the spring semester.