Pre-Commencement Activities

Herff-Jones Ring Company will be on campus in the bookstore throughout the semester. The dates that they will be on campus are listed at

Account balance must be under $1,000.00 to pick up caps and gowns.

Barry University conforms to the Intercollegiate Code for academic dress which regulates what is worn with the academic gown, hood, and cap for the commencement ceremony. Students may only wear honor cords given by Barry Academic Honors societies. Honor society, sorority/fraternity satin scarves may not be worn. Caps and gowns are included in the graduation fee and may be picked up at the Landon Student Union Bookstore.

  • Thursday, May 9: 9:00a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • FridayMay 10: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 PACE students and Education students who take classes at off main campus sites will receive their caps and gowns from their site directors.

The Photographer will be on campus for pictures in Landon Student Union. Dates will be announced soon.

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Legacy Family Reception


To commemorate the achievements of our legacy students, a Legacy Family Reception is held on the Friday before graduation. During this special event, members of the University's administration invite alumni relatives to bestow a special legacy cord upon the graduate, thus welcoming them into the alumni ranks alongside their family members. The cord, which features Barry's colors of red, black and silver, will be worn during the graduation ceremony to designate the graduate’s being part of a Barry legacy family. As this event is by invitation only, all graduates receive an email detailing how to identify as legacy students and to RSVP. For more information on special programming offered to legacy students and families during commencement.

Baccalaureate Mass & Ross And Candle Ceremony

Cor Jesu Chapel, Barry University Main Campus
Friday, December 10, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

All graduates are invited and encouraged to attend the Baccalaureate Liturgy. The Baccalaureate liturgy is a celebration of graduation. Graduates should wear academic robes (no hoods or caps). Guests of the graduates are welcome.

Following the Baccalaureate Mass, students are encouraged to attend the Rose and Candle Ceremony. The Rose and Candle Ceremony is a traditional ceremony at Barry which attempts to symbolize the bonds of friendship and sending forth of graduates. Graduates exchange a candle, the symbol of wisdom and knowledge, with a Barry underclassman of their choice. In return, graduates receive a rose as a symbol of love and friendship. Those serving as roses should wear business dress attire.

Commencement May 11, 2019

Over 1200 students will receive diplomas during graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Two ceremonies will be held at the James L. Knight Convention Center (400 S.E. Second Avenue, Miami, Florida). All graduating students from all of the Barry University campuses are invited to participate.

There will be two ceremonies, one at 10:00 AM and one at 2:30 PM. Schools/Colleges will be designated once the deadline is past.

  • Morning Ceremony - (10:00 AM): College of Nursing and Health Sciences and School of Social Work
  • Afternoon Ceremony - (2:30 PM): College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Education and School of Professional and Career Education