College/Department Ceremonies are the second of the two Commencement ceremonies.
They begin at approximately 9:30 a.m. (after the conclusion of the University Ceremony) on both Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18. Graduation date, procession time and location are based the student’s college/department. To find the time and location of your ceremony, see below.
(Immediately following the conclusion of the University Commencement Ceremony)
Time: Approximately 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Various locations (Check your department venue).
Format: Students are called up individually to receive certificates and shake hands with the department chair.
Commencement, by its very nature, is a festive occasion. The ceremony is also marked by dignity and seriousness where the conferring of degrees signifies long, hard work on the part of everyone involved: students, faculty, administrators and families. Students and guests are expected to maintain a measure of decorum consistent with the occasion.
- Students must wear appropriate academic regalia (See Supplies)
- Items that detract from the ceremonies are prohibited. (Bull horns, large signs, etc.)
- All electronic devices should be turned off during the ceremonies.
- Students and guests must remain seated until the ceremony concludes.
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Commencement Schedule of Events
||Students arrive on campus and proceed to Track located north of the gym to line up for Processional and receive instructions.
|9:15 - 9:30 a.m.
||(Immediately following University Commencement) Proceed to site for College/Department Ceremonies
|9:30 - 11 a.m.