Information for Students

Spring Commencement

May 10, 2024
3:00 p.m.
John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center

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Tickets are not required for this event.

In case of inclement weather, please subscribe to the University emergency text alert system to receive up to the minute information the day of your ceremony. Click here and then click the ‘Sign Up’ button in the top right corner to sign up. 


All ceremonies will be live streamed via Campbell University’s livestream the day and time of each ceremony.


We will have professional photographers and videographers recording the ceremonies. This means no external videography or photography is allowed (except for cell phones and small cameras while seated).


  • Front doors will open at 1:45 p.m. for all guests.
  • Graduate check-in will begin at 1:45 p.m. in McCall Court (students should enter through the back doors from the parking lot, follow signs). 
  • Students must check-in and be in their seat in McCall Court by 2:30 p.m.
  • Please follow parking direction provided by the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office and campus security on campus on the day of graduation. There are no assigned parking lots/passes. 


The day of the ceremony, Campus Safety and Sheriff Department personnel will direct anyone with mobility issues to the designated drop off and handicap parking. If you have a handicap placard, please have that displayed and visible. Transportation golf carts will be available should a person with a mobility issue need to get from a parking lot to the building. Handicap parking will be available in the Student Union lot (located in front of the Convocation Center) and behind the Convocation Center. 


General Handicap seating for guests will be along the Concourse (upper floor) of the Convocation Center on a first come first serve basis the day of the event. Elevators are located both in the lobby and the side entrance of the Convocation Center to allow ease of access to the concourse. If you or a guest need additional accommodation to fully participate in the ceremony, beyond handicap seating, please contact immediately so that arrangements can be made.


  • Please be aware that approved ceremony attire/regalia to be worn by graduation candidates consists of the University issued cap, gown, tassel, hood (if applicable, purchased from the CU Bookstore), Latin honor cord (if applicable to be distributed by the Registrar’s Office), Freshman Medallion (if applicable), and approved graduation adornments associated with official university organizational membership.  Please note that official university organizations are vetted within the structure of the Vice President for Student Life for undergraduates and through the relevant Dean’s Office for graduate and professional programs.

  • Cap decoration is allowed for individuals who would like to do so. The only requirement is that cap decorations remain flush with the cap so that the view of other candidates is not impeded by the decoration.

  • Business casual attire is recommended to be worn under the regalia.


Campbell University has adopted a clear bag policy at all of their on campus venues. Guests are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the new policies before arriving at the venue to minimize time spent searching bags at security checkpoints.

Bags that are approved include:

– Clear tote bags made of plastic, vinyl or PVC that do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″

– One-gallon clear plastic zip-style bags

– Small purses or clutch bags that do not exceed 6.5″ x 4.5″

– Medical or diaper bags must be accompanied by a child

Bags that are not permitted include:

– Backpacks

– Printed patterns or tinted plastic bags

– Drawstring bags

– Fanny packs

– Camera or binocular cases

– Large purses or bags

Please take advantage of this opportunity to update the CPHS Alumni office on your plans and best contact following graduation.  We want to be sure that we are sending information to your preferred email and address as well as learn your plans following graduation. CPHS Graduation/Alumni Survey

Graduation Application

All potential graduation candidates please CLICK HERE to go to the University graduation page to apply for graduation or go to – Academics – Registrar’s Office – Apply for Graduation (this will land on the Registrar’s Office Graduation Information page).

How to Apply:
The application process is completely online for all applicants. For the application form you will need the following:

  • Campbell University Issued Student ID
  • Degree you are pursuing
  • Major you are pursuing
  • Home Campus Location
  • Contact information you can be reached at including phone, email, and mailing address

*Students participating in Dual Degrees such as MBA/BBA, PharmD/MBA, BA/BBA, PharmD/MSCR, etc. will need to file two (2) graduation applications, one for each degree.*

Graduation Regalia, Memorabilia & Diplomas

Cap and Gown

All graduation invitations and academic regalia (caps, gowns and hood (if applicable)) are available for purchase through the Barnes and Noble Campbell University Bookstore. Only university approved graduation apparel will be permitted at the ceremonies.

If you are receiving a dual degree, you have the option to purchase more than one hood. Both hoods will be placed on your right arm for the ceremony with the highest degreed hood on top.  You will be hooded with your highest degreed hood and the other hood will remain on your arm.

You may place your regalia order over the phone at 910-893-1455. All ship orders can be placed through our regalia company’s website. There are two convenient ways of placing an order for academic regalia: on campus or online. Details and Order

  • The bookstore carries non-personalized graduation announcements and diploma frames.
  • Diploma Frames can also be ordered through the bookstore website.
  • For personalized announcements or class rings, contact Balfour at 1-866-225-3687 or order online.

Students will be notified if they have met the GPA requirements for graduating with honors. The GPA requirements for honors are as follows:

3.50 – Cum laude
3.70 – Magna cum laude
3.90 – Summa cum laude

The diploma that candidates receive during the graduation ceremony is not the official diploma. Diplomas will be mailed to the address students submit on the Application for Graduation.

Please note the following:

  • If you have an outstanding account balance with the Bursar’s Office, your diploma and your transcripts will be placed on “hold” until your account issues have been satisfactorily resolved.