Upon arriving please request family members or friends to secure your personal belongings and put on your cap and gown.
Check your regalia to ensure it is the correct size and appropriate for your degree. The Bookstore in the Union will be available to take care of any necessary adjustments. The Bookstore will be open from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3:30 - 5 p.m. on commencement day.
Honors Cords should be draped over or secured to your LEFT shoulder, with the exception of the College of Business wearing gold and blue cords, as they should be draped around the neck.
Candidates for a Graduate Degree will be hooded collectively in the rows they are seated in by one another before coming forward to receive their degrees. Download your hooding instructions here.
At the direction of the marshals, please proceed to line up with your college, according to your degree, in alphabetical order. Marshals will be easily visible wearing gold regalia.
The marshals will hand you a card indicating your name and degree.
Hand the card to a marshal upon arriving at the top of the stage.
Honors: Students graduating with honors will be asked to stand as a group for recognition during the ceremony. Please check the commencement program insert to see if your name is listed for honors.
Diploma pick up will be held in the Union Ballrooms immediately following commencement. Please bring your OneCard; we cannot release diplomas to graduates without photo ID.