for the Graduating Students
Master's, Ed.S. and Doctoral Candidates
Make certain that
you have completed the items listed on the Graduation
Checklist. Check to make sure that you have applied to graduate. Please check your "to do" list in e-campus to make sure the graduation application item has disappeared from the list.
for May commencement will take place Friday, May 6 in the Convocation Center. Rehearsal for doctoral candidates and advisers is at 11:00 a.m. and is REQUIRED; rehearsal for all other Masters and Ed.S. candidates is at 11:30 a.m. and is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. It is ESSENTIAL that graduate students are familiar with the hooding instructions so that the ceremony will flow smoothly, so please read the e-mail sent to you with hooding instructions and attend the practice.
Hooding for all graduate students
All graduate students will be hooded at the Graduate School ceremony on Friday, May 6, at 7 p.m. in the Convocation Center.
a formal ceremony and dress should reflect this. Please refrain from
wearing clothing such as flip-flops, sneakers or jeans. Business attire
is considered appropriate. Consideration should be made
when selecting footwear. Significant walking may be required. In addition, significant amounts
of standing are possible.
You must be in the processional line by 6:30 on the evening
They will be guided
to their seats in the Convocation Center by the junior marshals.
reaching your row, please move quickly into it and to your chair to
prevent the backing up of the line. Be seated until the faculty procession
begins. When the faculty procession begins, please stand and remain
standing until the platform party has been seated on the stage.
A traditional academic ritual, participants must wear academic regalia.
This means: no signs, no bottles, no beach balls, no balloons, no cans,
no drugs, and no alcohol. Graduates choosing not to abide by these rules
will not be allowed in the Convocation Center or will be escorted from the ceremony.
Residence halls will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 6 for undergraduates.
Graduates may stay until 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 7.
On Friday, May 6, Dining Services closes at 2 p.m. for undergraduates.
Dining services closes and spring meal plans end at 10 a.m. Saturday,
May 7 for graduates.