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Filled with pageantry, the Commencement ceremony is held in May to honor the summer, December and May graduates. Doctoral candidates are recognized individually, while master's and bachelor's candidates are recognized as a group. Learn more about our Commencement celebration!

Commencement 2020

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At the College Convocations, candidates’ names will be announced, they will have their picture taken, and they will be presented with a diploma cover by their college dean. This is the time for candidates to celebrate with those in their college. Candidates should plan to attend both the Commencement and Convocation ceremonies.

December 2019 Convocations

Important Announcements

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To assist with making graduation weekend safe and enjoyable, please review the security policies for all College Convocations and the University-wide Commencement ceremony. Security information, including the Clear Bag Policy and security scanning procedures are available here.

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All graduation candidates will be seated in the lower level of the Lloyd Noble Center arena. Bachelor's and Master's candidates are asked to arrive by 6:00 p.m. Doctoral degree candidates and their hooding faculty will arrive between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. in the south tunnel and proceed to the Men’s Practice Gym. Doctoral students and their faculty will be seated on the floor of the Arena. Click here for more details.

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Accessibility accommodations are available to guests attending the Commencement ceremony. Guests who would like to request accessible services for the ceremony, may fill out the Accessible Services request form below. To see more information about what services are available, click here.

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