Graduates will be directed by Commencement staff to the line-up and check in area near the venue. You must arrive at the assembly area 60 minutes before the start of your ceremony. You will receive a card wth your name on it, and you will keep it until you cross the stage - this is how the name readers will announce your name. Your card will also include your email address, which the photographers will use to contact you regarding your commencement photos.
A rehearsal for graduates is not conducted. You will line up by major, in random order, and you may sit next to whomever you choose. Instructions will be given by Commencement officials - please give them your full attention.