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) are posted here the week before commencement.
  • This chart shows the processional route that graduates will follow on commencement morning if the ceremony is held outdoors.
  • The seating chart and alphabetical listing show the exact seat location for each student, and they will be posted here on May 17, 2017: Graduate Student Commencement Seating Chart and Graduate Student Alphabetical Listing (Friday). Undergraduate Student Commencement Seating Chart and Undergraduate Student Alphabetical Listing (Saturday). Students should print out the seating chart if possible and bring it with them on graduation day.

 

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.