Graduate Catalog


Commencement is a time to celebrate our graduates. There are two commencement ceremonies held during fall and spring. Graduating students from all of the Barry University academic programs are invited to participate.

Graduation fee

The graduation fee applies to all graduating students regardless of whether or not students attend the ceremony. The fee covers the cost of the diploma, cap & gown, printing of programs, rental of the ceremony site, the Graduation Survey, and other items associated with graduation.


In order to receive a cap and gown, the student’s account balance must be under $1,000.00.

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 scarves need approval by the Chair of the Commencement Committee, Dr. Eileen McDonough.  Email for approval. 


The diploma will not be awarded at the time of Commencement. Students will receive their diploma approximately six weeks after the date of graduation, either through the mail or by picking it up at the Office of the Registrar.