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Commencement Celebration

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, December 9, 2017
9:30 a.m. Central Time
E.A. Diddle Arena

Gordon Ford College of Business
College of Health and Human Services
University College

Each 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 2 hours.

Undergraduate students who entered WKU during the 2004 fall semester and thereafter were given a freshman pin when they attended their Freshman Assembly. You are encouraged to participate in a tradition of wearing your pin at Commencement as a "bookend" to the pin you will receive at Commencement from the Alumni Association.

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Degree candidates assemble in Diddle Arena Auxiliary Gyms and receive commencement pin from the Alumni Association.

9:00 a.m.
Pre-commencement music begins in Diddle Arena.

9:10 a.m.
Students depart the assembly location and begin marching.

9:30 a.m.
Commencement ceremony begins with the Grand March of the platform party, faculty and degree candidates.

wku alumni center 
commencement wave

graduation hat

flag procession international

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 Last Modified 5/19/17