Commencement

Congratulations! Graduation from college, whether you are earning a baccalaureate or advanced degree, is a major event in your life. It is an acknowledgment of your hard work, commencement ceremonyperseverance and achievement.

There is a distinction between Graduation and Commencement. While related, they are not the same thing.  Graduation is achieved at the end of one’s academic career after the completion of all degree requirements for a particular program of study, whereas Commencement is a ceremony in which graduates celebrate their accomplishments with family and friends.

Not all students who graduate choose to participate in the commencement ceremonies, but ALL students who participate in commencement must have graduated (completed all of their degree requirements).

Only students who have completed ALL graduation requirements are permitted to participate in commencement.

Commencement day is a time when you, your family, your guests and the university will all celebrate your success. To help you prepare for Commencement, we've provided the information you'll need, so the day itself can truly be a memorable, joyous occasion. We want you to enjoy the ceremony, and we also want you to be well informed about what each graduate needs to do in advance.

We've provided details about directions, maps and parking for you and your guests. You can connect to the University Store to order your cap and gown, and other graduation materials. Please review academic information if you have questions about academic eligibility. There's even an FAQ with short, quick answers to the questions everyone seems to ask.

 

Winter Commencement:  December 17 - 18, 2015 - SECU Arena

Thursday, December 17, 2015
10 am College of Health Professions
  College of Business and Economics
Thursday, December 17, 2015
3 pm Fisher College of Science and Mathematics
  College of Liberal Arts
 
Friday, December 18, 2015
10 am College of Education
  College of Fine Arts and Communication
   

Spring Commencement: May 18 - 20, 2016 - SECU Arena

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
10 am College of Education
3 pm College of Fine Arts and Communication
 
Thursday, May 19, 2016
10 am College of Health Professions
3 pm College of Business and Economics
 
Friday, May 20, 2016
10 am Fisher College of Science and Mathematics
3 pm College of Liberal Arts

 

 

 

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View video highlights of spring commencement 2015

View videos from Spring Commencement:

Fisher College of Science and Mathematics

College of Liberal Arts

College of Education

College of Fine Arts & Communication

College of Health Professions

College of Business & Economics

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