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Commencement Information

Sunday, December 11, 2:30 p.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 1:30 p.m. Please arrive promptly as line up takes time and the procession will begin at 2:00 p.m. Line up will be in the entrance to the Helge Center Community Room, please enter through the Chapel. 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.

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 December 2016 Commencement webcast will begin at 2:30 p.m. CST on December 11.
Note: Web streaming may not work on campus.