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Commencement Celebration

Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 12, 2017
5:00 p.m. Central Time
E.A. Diddle Arena

 Each graduate student will be recognized individually during the ceremony. Instructions for the assembly and Grand March will be provided when picking up caps and gowns. There will be no rehearsal for students; marshals will guide and instruct the graduates for the processional and individual recognition portion of the ceremony. The ceremony is expected to last approximately one and one-half hours. 

 May 12, 2017


4:00 pm-4:30 pm

Degree candidates assemble in Diddle Arena Auxillary Gyms and receive commencement pin from the Alumni Association.

 4:30 pm

Pre-commencement music begins in Diddle Arena.

 4:40 pm

Students depart the assembly location.

 5:00 pm

Commencement ceremony begins with the Grand March of the platform party, faculty and degree candidates.


Friday, May 12, 2017
5:00 pm CDT

Commencement programs listing graduates' names will be distributed at the ceremony. 

There is open seating, no limit to the number of guests and no tickets necessary. 

2013 Grad Students

link to Alumni Association

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