for the Graduating Students
Make certain that
you have completed the items listed on the Graduation
Checklist. You can check whether or not you have
submitted your application for graduation by going here.
There will no longer be a rehersal for December graduation. Please refer to the information outlined below
as well as a letter the Office of the Registrar will send to you for information on the processional and recessional.
Commencement is a formal ceremony and dress should reflect
this. Please refrain from wearing clothing such as sneakers or
jeans. Business attire is considered appropriate. Also, consideration
should be made when selecting footwear. The ceremonies take place
in the Convocation Center, but parking is limited and significant
walking may be required. In addition, significant amounts of standing
Seniors must be in the processional line by 9:30 on the morning
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 stadium or will be escorted from the ceremony.
Residence halls will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 16 for undergraduates.
Graduating seniors may stay until 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 17.
On Friday, December 16, Dining Services closes at 2 p.m. for undergraduates.
Dining services closes and fall meal plans end at 10 a.m. Saturday,
December 17 for graduating seniors.