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

Winter 2019 Commencement - No Rehearsal

Winter 2019 Commencement will be held Saturday, December 14, 2019.  Please view the Registrar's Academic Calendar

There is no rehearsal for the December ceremony. Undergraduates please be sure to arrive at the Johnson Center gymnasium by 12:30pm on Saturday, December 14, 2019 to check-in, receive your name card and check-in with the name reader for pronunciation clarification if needed before lining up for the ceremony.

Spring 2020 Commencement Rehearsal  - Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Rehearsal for all degree candidates is mandatory. The instructions candidates receive at these meetings are crucial to ensure that each ceremony runs smoothly. 


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.

Dates and Times

There are three Graduation Rehearsals broken up into groups based on a student’s academic school.

Date for rehearsal is Wednesday, May 6, 2020. The times for Spring 2020 rehearsal are TBD. Please check back in 2020.

For the past Spring 2019 rehearsals, the times were as follows:  

8:45am Arrival for the 9:00-10:30 AM Rehearsal. 
        School of the Arts; School of Business

12:45 PM Arrival for the 1:00-2:30 PM Rehearsal.
        School of Education, Health, and Human Performance; 
        School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs;
        School of Sciences and Mathematics. 

3:45 PM Arrival for the 4:00-5:30pm Rehearsal
        Graduate School; School of Humanities and Social Sciences; 
        School of Professional Studies.

The Steps for each Rehearsal:

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.