Commencement is an exciting time for our campus, as we welcome family and friends to be part of a ceremony honoring a new graduating class ready to make a difference in the world. On the pages that follow, we have outlined information that you will find helpful as we prepare for our next commencement.

December 2016 Graduation

Cap & Gown pick up

Undergraduate cap and gowns will be distributed in Crisman lobby. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday- December 14, 15 & 16, 2016.

Doctoral & Master candidates, see Program Director for regalia distribution.


December 16, 2016

Baccalaureate Reception-Undergraduate students and their family only in Burton Flex Space - 3:30 - 4:30.
Baccalaureate Service (Undergraduates) in Collins Alumni Auditorium 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.


December 17, 2016

8:30 a.m. Provost's Breakfast - UNDERGRADUATES only, Bison Cafe
9:45 a.m. Rehearsal for ALL graduates - Allen Arena
December 17, 2016

11:30 - 1:30 p.m. Reception in Student Activities Center for family and friends
1:30 p.m. Line up under arena in regalia
2:00 p.m. Commencement Ceremony begins