Congratulations, Graduates! We look forward to honoring your accomplishment and celebrating with you in May 2022. We are working diligently to finalize timing and locations for our ceremonies and will update this page as details are available.

Baccalaureate Mass & Rose and Candle Ceremony

The Baccalaureate Mass is a celebration of graduation, and the Rose and Candle Ceremony symbolizes the bonds of friendship and the sending forth of the graduates. Graduates exchange a candle, the symbol of wisdom and knowledge, with a Barry student of their choice. In return, graduates receive a rose as a symbol of love and friendship.

Graduates are encouraged to wear their academic robes, without hoods or caps.

Applying for Graduation

To receive your diploma, you must register for a Barry University Degree on Web Advisor after your academic advisor has given permission.

Students seeking a degree must be registered by the announced/published deadline for a particular degree date. Once the deadline has passed, students will not be able to receive their degree until the next degree date.

Graduation Fee

  • Students Registering to receive a bachelor's or Master's degree will pay $200.00.
  • Students registering to receive a Doctoral degree will pay a $250.00 fee.

The graduation fee applies to all graduating students regardless of whether or not you attend the ceremony. The fee covers the cost of verifying degree completion, producing and shipping diplomas, purchasing your cap & gown, the Graduation Survey, and other items associated with offering the graduation ceremony.

Recyclable Gowns

Making a Difference One Gown at a Time!!

Barry University Bachelor and Masters graduates wear a gown that is totally recyclable. Each Eco-Friendly gown reduces the amount of material recycled by using 27 plastic bottles that will not end up in a landfill. Along with saving bottles from the landfill, each gown gives back to the Environment and introduces another avenue for sustainability.

Pre-Commencement Activities

Graduation Rings and Announcements are found on the site:

Barry University Doctoral Robe

This robe is custom made and available to any student graduating with a Barry University doctoral degree.

For orders, please contact Dr. Eileen McDonough at the main campus at 305-899-3085 or by e-mail at

Custom Doctoral Robe Order Form

This is a custom order and takes 10 weeks for delivery.

Legacy Graduate

All graduates receive an email detailing how to identify as legacy students. For more information on legacy students, contact Alumni Relations at