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Commencement Information

Saturday, May 14, 10 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 9 a.m. Please arrive promptly as line up takes time and the procession will begin at 9:30 a.m. Line up will be in the Christopher Center Community Room. The service will last about an hour to an hour-and-a-half, with a reception for graduates and guests immediately following in the Harre Union Ballroom across the street from the Chapel.

Special seating will begin an hour-and-a-half before the ceremony. 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.

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 2016 Commencement webcast will begin at 10 a.m. CST on May 14.
Note: Web streaming may not work on campus.