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Ceremony Information

Ceremony Information

Where is my Commencement ceremony?

Commencement ceremonies are held on campus in Titan Stadium (Orange) and on the Intramural Field (Blue). The location of your ceremony is based on your area of study. Check the schedule and determine what day, time and location your ceremony will be.

What time should I arrive on campus?

You should plan to arrive 1.5 hours prior the start of your ceremony. This will give you enough time to park and walk to your ceremony line up area and will allow your family enough time to park and walk to your ceremony venue.

Checking In for your ceremony:

Check-in at the registration table at your designated Grad Line-up location to receive directions and your QR code sticker. (Guests are not permitted in the Grad Line-up areas.) Your QR code sticker houses the data for your name to be called and displayed on the screen as you cross the stage.

What can I expect at my ceremony?

Your ceremony will begin with a processional of graduates from the line-up area to graduate seating.

Your tassel should be on the right.

The program will include speeches from your Dean and/or President or Provost, classmates and faculty from your college. Your name will be announced and you will walk across the stage to receive a certificate of participation. The only item you will need to take to the stage is your QR Code sticker (on your phone), which will announce your name, project your name and help photographers do their jobs.

There will be a few closing words at the very end, your degree will be ceremonially conferred and you will receive direction to move your tassel from right to left at the end of the ceremony.

Out of respect for your fellow graduates, all commencement participants will remain seated until the conclusion of the ceremony.

Please remember that the student code of conduct is in effect for the commencement ceremony. Use, possession, or distribution of alcoholic beverages and/or illegal drugs and controlled substances on college premises or at any college sponsored activity, including appearing on college premises while under the influence of alcohol or drugs/controlled substances, is strictly prohibited.

When is my ceremony over?

Your ceremony will be approximately two hours.