The commencement ceremony includes:
The academic procession, invocation, the national anthem, greeting from the president, student greetings (UG), presentation of candidates for honorary degrees, honorary degree recipient and keynote speaker, (graduate/doctoral ceremony has the addition of presenting doctoral candidates and hooding), presentation of college honors, presentation of candidates for degrees, conferring of degrees, alma mater, and the recessional.
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COVID Safety Protocols for Graduates
Update as of 3/14/23, the College is no longer requiring vaccinations and boosters for participating graduates or proof of negative tests.
MAY 11th & 13th 2023
Thursday, May 11 2023 | 6 p.m.
Graduate and Doctoral Commencement RSVP Form for grads
Saturday, May 13 2023 | 10 a.m.
Undergraduate Commencement RSVP form for UG grads
Report Times - Please be punctual!
6 pm | Doctoral & Graduate Commencement Ceremony
5:00 pm - Family check-in on quad (first come, first served seating)
5:00 pm - Student Check-in (East Room, above cafeteria)
5:50pm- procession begins
10 am | Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
8:45 am - Family check-in on quad (first come, first served seating)
8:45 am - Student Check-in (East Room, above cafeteria)
9:50am- procession begins
- Commencement ceremonies will be held outdoors on the quad, rain or shine.
- In case of severe weather, ceremonies will be held in the Chapel and seating will be limited to 2 guests. Screening locations will be set up around campus for any other attendees.
- Signs will be posted for restroom locations. The College will notify the graduates via email and add a banner to the web if the ceremony is being moved indoors with limited guests.
Moving Out of Residence Halls
Graduates must be out by Sunday, May 14 by 12 noon. Please contact Residence Life for more details.