University Commencement

University Commencement brings students of all schools together for the conferral of their degrees. Individual names are not called—graduates rise as their degrees are called out by the deans and President Knapp confers the degrees.


7:00 a.m.     Metro service begins
8:30 a.m.     Graduates should arrive wearing their regalia and line up by school
9:00 a.m.     All guests should be seated
9:30 a.m.     Academic processions begin
10:00 a.m.   Ceremony begins
11:30 a.m.   Ceremony concludes
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