for the Graduating Undergraduate
Make certain that
you have completed the items listed on the Graduation
Checklist. In addition, you may want to review the letter from the
Office of the Registrar again. You can check whether or not you have
submitted your application for graduation by going here.
There is no rehearsal
for May commencement. More information will be posted here in March and
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, however, weather considerations should be
made as the ceremony is outdoors. Also, consideration should be made
when selecting footwear. The ceremonies take place all across campus
and significant walking may be required. In addition, significant amounts
of standing are possible.
The use of processionals will be determined by the individual college. Details related to each college ceremony will be available on the individual ceremony page located here.
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 ceremony site or will be escorted from the ceremony.
Residence halls will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 6 for undergraduates.
Graduating seniors 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 graduating seniors.