Commencement

Commencement Exercises

Commencement is our favorite time of year! Join us to celebrate our graduates and learn everything you need to prepare for graduation.

Update on Spring 2020 commencement celebrations

In an attempt to give you something this spring, we offered a virtual commencement. This was rejected by our student leaders and graduating students. In considering the many options for providing you with a celebration of your achievements, we were not confident that the health concerns of our state and nation would be eased in the months ahead. We did not want to further frustrate and disappoint you with yet another cancelled or postponed event.

Through several constructive conversations this week with graduate and undergraduate students, we have determined that Spring 2020 graduates will have the choice to celebrate their achievements coinciding with, but be separate from, either the December 2020 graduation ceremonies or spring 2021 ceremonies. The level of interest by graduates in which ceremony they choose will help us determine the details of planning a memorable in-person experience for you and your family. You deserve to have a unique time to share the joy of your achievement and the bonds of this trying experience.

Commencement Ceremonies

A group of graduates in caps and gowns outside Lawlor Events Center

Winter Commencement 2019

December 7, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. | Lawlor Events Center

A graduate with guests on the Quad

Spring Commencement 2020

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Spring 2020 graduates may choose to participate in in-person commencement celebrations in December 2020 or Spring 2021.

A group of graduates in caps and gowns outside Lawlor Events Center

Commencement checklist

Are you ready to walk across the stage to receive your diploma? Review our Commencement Checklist to make sure you're prepared for graduation day.