Each ceremony lasts approximately two hours and will include short addresses by distinguished speakers, the conferring of degrees, and the recessional.
The ceremony will begin promptly with the academic procession and the entry of candidates. Members of the official party will sit on stage; candidates and hooders will be seated on chairs in the audience facing the stage. Each graduate will be presented on stage, be hooded, cross the stage to receive a replica of your diploma from the chancellor, and return to his or her seat.
If you have a hooder, he or she will accompany you at all times. The stage party and faculty will lead the recessional, followed by the graduates. At the conclusion of the ceremony, graduates will have one hour to take photos with their guests, faculty, and fellow colleagues outside in the plaza of the venue.
More specific instructions will be emailed to graduates approximately one month before the ceremony.
For friends and family who cannot attend, the commencement ceremonies will be live streamed, with a link to the stream posted on the commencement website the morning of the event. A recording of the ceremony will be posted on the commencement website following the event.