• 2017 Commencement Weekend

  • Alternate Ceremony Site

    Information for ALL Students:

    The decision has been made to move the 2017 Commencement ceremony inside Hutton Arena. The Commencement committee considered the amount of rain we've already received this week and the anticipated forecast for Saturday (temps in the mid-40s with winds of 10-15 mph and a 90% chance of rain).

    As always the safety and comfort of our graduates and guests is our highest priority.

    Information for Bachelor's (Undergraduate) Students:

    Each graduate is allow three tickets due to the capacity of Hutton Arena. Additionally there will be a pool of tickets available for distribution in the Bush Center Lobby beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday on a first come, first serve basis.

    Information for Master's and Doctorate (Graduate) Students:

    No tickets are required for the alternate Graduate ceremony site in Hutton Arena.


    If family members or guests do not have tickets for the Undergraduate ceremony or do not wish to sit in Hutton Arena, the ceremonies can be viewed in the following locations:

    • Anderson Center (first floor)
    • Gidden Alumni Learning Center (rooms 100E and 110W)
    • Bush Center Ballroom

    The live stream of the ceremony is aired in high definition format and the view is exceptional!  We encourage families with elderly guests or small children to take advantage of the simulcast locations given the space constraints of Hutton Arena.