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5 Simple Steps to Participate in a Commencement Ceremony

  1. Check with your Academic Advisor to make sure you meet the participation criteria.
  2. Apply for Degree Conferral online via the Student Self Service portal.
  3. In March, RSVP online to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.
  4. In March, Order cap and gown online.
  5. In May, print out your Commencement Boarding Pass, review online line-up instructions in advance, and arrive on time on Commencement Day!

2017 Commencement Schedule at a Glance

Friday, May 19

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Baccalaureate Interfaith Worship Service - Musco Center for the Arts

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Dale E. Fowler School of Law Hooding and Ceremony - Wilson Field

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Closing Convocation and President's Toast Wilson Field and Aitken Arts Plaza

Saturday, May 20

8:00 - 10:30 a.m.

George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics Ceremony - Wilson Field

11:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences Ceremony - Wilson Field

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

College of Educational Studies Ceremony - Wilson Field

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts CeremonyWilson Field

7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

School of Communication Ceremony

 - Wilson Field

Sunday, May 21

8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Ceremony

 - Wilson Field

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Schmid College Ceremony - Wilson Field

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

College of Performing Arts Ceremony -

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