Students at commencement ceremony in caps and gowns


December Commencement: Friday, December 14, 2018

Student receives degree from President
Student shakes hand with Provost at commencement
Mother and son at commencement


No tickets are required for the December Commencement ceremony.
The ceremony will begin promptly at 1 p.m.


  • Line up at 12:15 p.m. in the Main Hallway of Clark Field House in your cap and gown.
  • Please remain in line once you are gowned.
  • Ushers will guide you to your seats as part of the processional at the start of the ceremony.

Information for Parents, Families and Guests


  •  When you arrive on campus, follow the commencement signs. 
  • Shuttle service will be provided to Clark Field House from all campus parking lots starting at 11:30 a.m..
  • There will be no parking at Clark Field House. Drop-off is available for people with mobility impairments.


  • Guests will be seated from 12 p.m. to 12:55 p.m.
  • Seating for guests needing accessible accommodations begins at 11:30 a.m.
  • The ceremony will last approximately one hour. There will be no admittance during the processional and until after the National Anthem is completed. Each graduate will receive a gift photo with their diploma. Additional photographs may be ordered by contacting Commencement Photos. Guests are asked to refrain from leaving their seats during the ceremony to take photographs.
  • After the ceremony, we respectfully ask that guests remain seated until the exiting stage party has left the gym.
  • Please do not block fire lanes and doorways at any time.
  • There will be a small reception at the end of the event that will allow guests ample opportunity to take photos.



  • Accessible seating is available as needed. Please see an usher and they will be able to assist you.
  • Seating for guests needing accessible accommodations begins at 11:30 a.m.
  • Drop-off at Clark Field House is available for people with mobility impairments.
  • ASL interpreters will be provided by Empire Interpreting.

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Pets on Campus

  • No pets are allowed in campus buildings unless they are Service Dogs or Leading Dogs.