NEWS: Check back after July 15 for updated information about the postponed Spring 2020 ceremonies and rehearsals. For Winter ceremonies, there is no rehearsal. Instructions are given on-site, the day of the event. 

October 2020 Commencement Rehearsals

Rehearsal for all Spring Commencement Ceremony degree candidates is mandatory. The instructions candidates receive at these meetings are crucial to ensure that each ceremony runs smoothly. Rehearsal include the following steps:

  1. Students will line up and practice processing, crossing the stage, and recessing.
  2. They will see where they are to go the day of the event.
  3. They will hear important announcements about the event.
  4. They will have the opportunity to review the pronunciation of their names with the name readers.

REMINDER: There is no location to secure bags, purses, etc. Please leave items in your car or other locations. Also, for all attendees, please see the clear bag protocol and list of prohibited items

Location and Date

Rehearsals for all ceremonies will be held in the Cistern Yard. (The inclement weather location for rehearsal is the TD Arena.) After each rehearsal, candidates will have an opportunity to speak with the appropriate staff/faculty member regarding the pronunciation of their names.

Date for Spring 2020 graduates' rehearsals is tentatively scheduled for the day before the October 2020 postponed ceremonies. Please check back for details.