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College/Department Ceremonies

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 21, 2015 and Sunday, May 22, 2016. Graduation date, procession time and location are based the student’s college/department. To find the time and location of your ceremony, see below.

College/Department Ceremony

(Immediately following the conclusion of the University Ceremony)
Time: Approximately 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Various locations (Find your location by major.)
Format: Students are called up individually to receive certificates and shake hands with the department chair.
Tickets: Required


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, beach balls, etc.)
  • All electronic devices should be silenced during the ceremonies.
  • Students and guests must remain seated until the ceremony concludes.


Commencement Schedule of Events

7 a.m. Students arrive on campus and proceed to Track located north of the gym to line up for Processional and receive instructions.
8 a.m. University Ceremony
9:15 - 9:30 a.m. (Immediately following University Commencement) Proceed to site for College/Department Ceremonies
9:30 - 11 a.m. College/Department Ceremonies