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Get all the details for this year's graduation ceremonies

Published January 28, 2020

Spring semester is here, and can you believe it’s already time to talk about Commencement? Here’s a breakdown of event details, including location and times.

Spring and summer 2020 graduates can still apply to graduate with an additional $10 late fee until May 1. In order to have a name printed in the program, the graduate must file by March 1. Graduate and undergraduate students can check to see if they have applied by contacting Enrollment Services.

Students can purchase their caps and gowns during the University Bookstore’s Graduation Information Fair, which will take place on March 9 to 12.


All ceremonies will be held outside at Jack Rose Track Stadium, located south of the Walter Pyramid and adjacent to the Pyramid Parking Structure. There will be nine ceremonies, and each one will last for two hours.

Guests should plan to arrive an hour before start time and sit outside in the sun. Guest seating is limited, but there will be a live simulcast inside the Pyramid for those who would like to sit indoors or for those without a ticket.

Accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be made available.

There will also be several cultural graduation celebrations hosted by the Division of Student Affairs and student organizations. The schedule for those celebrations is available through Student Affairs.

Ceremonies start on the week of May 19. The schedule of events is as follows:

Tuesday, May 19

9 a.m. – Engineering*

1 p.m. – Natural Science & Mathematics

5 p.m. – Education


Wednesday, May 20

9 a.m. – Liberal Arts, Ceremony 1*

2 p.m. – Liberal Arts, Ceremony 2*


Thursday, May 21

9 a.m. – Health & Human Services, Ceremony 1*

2 p.m. – Health & Human Services, Ceremony 2 *


Friday, May 22

9 a.m. – Business Administration*

2 p.m. – Arts


*Tickets are needed for these ceremonies, each graduate will receive eight tickets.