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Commencement Information

Saturday, May 20, 2017  10:00 a.m. at the University Chapel

No tickets are required and seating is on a first-come basis (the Chapel seats 1400 people). Chapel doors open at for general seating at 9:00 a.m. Please arrive promptly as line up takes time and the procession will begin at 9:50 a.m. Line up will be in the entrance to the Christopher Center Community Room. The service will last about an hour to an hour-and-a-half, with cake and punch for graduates and guests immediately following in the Harre Union Ballrooms across the street from the Chapel.

Chapel doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for ADA seating. We encourage those requiring special accommodations to arrive early to ensure ample time to be seated. Guests requiring special seating may be dropped off at the Chapel doors.

One seat for an accompanying guest will be provided. Restroom facilities for the Chapel are located in the front lobby and on the lower level.

If you are not attending the ceremony, please notify the Registrar’s Office and also request permission to be absent from Joseph Baruffi, room 281, by completing a Request to Graduate in Absentia form.

The May 2017 Commencement webcast will begin at 2:30 p.m. CST on December 11.
Note: Web streaming may not work on campus.