Commencement Schedule

Friday, May 4, 2018

11:00 a.m. 
COMMENCEMENT REHEARSAL
Earle A. and Virginia H. Chiles Center
  • Rehearsal is for both Commencement ceremonies and all graduates are strongly encouraged to be present.
  • Important details will be shared including processional assignments and information regarding Commencement photographs.
  • Rehearsal begins promptly at 11:00 a.m., so participants are encouraged to be at the Chiles Center early.
  • Doors open at 10:00 a.m.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

12:30 p.m.
NURSES’ PINNING CEREMONY
Earle A. and Virginia H. Chiles Center
  • No tickets required. Doors open to public at 11:30 a.m.
  • Academic regalia is worn.
2:30 p.m.
UNIVERSITY ROTC CEREMONY
Bauccio Commons Dining Room
  • No tickets required. 
5:00 p.m.
BACCALAUREATE MASS AND RECEPTION
Earle A. and Virginia H. Chiles Center
  • All graduating students and faculty/staff assemble at 4:15 p.m.
  • The processions form in the north corridors of the Chiles Center. Enter the building through the north doors, off Portsmouth Avenue. 
  • Academic regalia is worn.
  • The academic procession begins promptly at 4:50 p.m. 
  • No tickets required. Doors open to public at 4:15 p.m.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

10:00 a.m.
COMMENCEMENT I: 
Earle A. and Virginia H. Chiles Center
  • Undergraduate and graduate degree candidates are to be present at the Chiles Center no later 8:30 a.m. Doors open for undergraduates and graduates at 8:15 a.m.
  • The processions form in the north corridors of the Chiles Center. Enter the building through the north doors, off Portsmouth Avenue. 
  • Faculty/Staff are to be present at the Chiles Center no later than 9:00 a.m.
  • Academic regalia is worn.
  • Tickets required for guests. Doors open to public at 9:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
FAMILY LUNCHEON
Bauccio Commons
  • The University will host a lunch for all graduates and their guests, faculty, and staff.
  • No tickets required.
3:00 p.m.
COMMENCEMENT II:
Earle A. and Virginia H. Chiles Center
  • Undergraduate and graduate degree candidates are to be present at the Chiles Center no later 1:30 p.m. Doors open for undergraduates and graduates at 1:15 p.m.
  • The processions form in the north corridors and mezzanine of the Chiles Center. Enter the building through the north doors, off Portsmouth Avenue. 
  • Faculty/Staff are to be present at the Chiles Center no later than 2:00 p.m.
  • Academic regalia is worn.
  • Tickets required for guests. Doors open to public at 2:00 p.m.

DIPLOMA PICK UP
Office of the Registrar

  • After each Commencement Ceremony, graduates may pick up diplomas in the Office of the Registrar in Waldschmidt Hall. Photo ID is required. The Office of the Registrar will be open for two hours after the conclusion of each ceremony.

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