Commencement Ceremony Instructions

  • All candidates for graduation must follow the instructions to participate in the commencement ceremony: Graduate Student Instructions (Friday) and Undergraduate Student Instructions (Saturday) will be posted here the week before commencement.
  • This chart shows the processional route that graduates will follow on commencement morning.
  • Note that actual diplomas will be mailed to all graduates. Candidates for graduation will receive an empty tube during the commencement ceremony.


Important Security Precaution: No Backpacks, Large Purses, Bags, Etc., at Graduation
The safety of our students, staff, faculty, and guests is of the utmost importance. Therefore, we request that all graduates and their guests refrain from bringing bags, backpacks, large purses, or containers to graduation events. Please leave these items at home or in your vehicle. Diaper bags are an exception, but are subject to search. For the safety and security of our community, Campus Safety officers may search any bags and containers that are brought to graduation events. Please do not leave your belongings unattended at any time. Report any unattended bags or suspicious packages to a Campus Safety officer. These security precautions are for your protection.