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Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Family and friends are invited to attend the Undergraduate Commencement ceremony on

Friday, December 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm , WisePies Arena aka The Pit

The Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony is the campus-wide graduation ceremony for Bachelor's and Associate's degree candidates from all schools, colleges, and degree programs. Degree candidates will proceed across the stage and be recognized individually.

Tickets are not required of graduates or their guests. Due to limited seating, graduates are asked to bring no more than 8 guests. The ceremony lasts about 2 1/2 hours.

Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Family and friends are invited to attend the Graduate Commencement ceremony on

Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 6:00 pm, WisePies Arena aka The Pit

The Graduate Commencement Ceremony is the campus-wide graduation ceremony for Master's and Doctoral degree candidates from all schools, colleges, and degree programs. Degree candidates will proceed across the stage and be recognized individually. Doctoral and terminal master's (Master of Fine Arts) degree candidates will be hooded.

Tickets are not required of graduates or their guests. Due to limited seating, graduates are asked to bring no more than 8 guests. The ceremony lasts about 2 hours.

General Guidelines

Cooperation Requested

The audience may not enter the graduate-seating or stage areas at any time during the program. Since professional photographers will be available, family members and guests are requested to remain in their seats, relax and enjoy the ceremony.

Commencement Photographer

A photographer from Grad Images will take candid photographs of all graduates at their special moment of recognition. Graduates who signed up on our Web site to participate will receive a free proof of this photo in the mail within 5 to 7 days following the ceremony. You may place orders or obtain answers to questions at www.gradimages.com or (800) 261-2576.

Commencement Ceremony DVDs

DVDs of the ceremony will be available for $20 per copy. Please place your order online on the Photos & Video page. Payment will be accepted in the form of check or money order only. We are unable to accept cash or credit card payments. Orders will not be processed until payment is received.

Special Needs

Seating for guests with special needs will be available at the ceremonies on a first come first served basis. The Undergraduate ceremony stage is equipped with two 14-foot video screens. The Graduate ceremony state is equipped with a 20 -foot video screen. Sign language interpreters will be present and can also be viewed on the video screens.

Please ask your graduate to request special assistance for you when he/she signs up to participate in the commencement ceremony. Your graduate will be contacted a few weeks prior to the ceremony to make appropriate accommodations.

Flowers

Flowers are available for purchase at the Undergraduate Commencement ceremony by the Mortar Board Honor Society.

Parking

For maps and directions, see the Parking and directions page.