Graduate Ceremonies

Participation Instructions

 

Masters Degree

Candidates must assemble in the Convocation Center garage area no later than 8:45 a.m.

Signs will be placed throughout the garage area indicating each college location. Candidates will form a single line behind the appropriate sign. Candidates will receive a name card in the garage area which they must keep with them until they are called to the platform for recognition.

The Dean of the Graduate College will introduce all master’s degree candidates for conferral by the President of the University. The Dean will then request the candidates for master’s degrees by college to proceed to the platform under the direction of the marshals. Candidates will then hand their name card to the READER as they approach the platform. Candidates will proceed immediately up the steps where upon they will be greeted by their Dean and the President of the University. Candidates then proceed down the stairs where upon they will be handed a Commencement folder as they return to their seat.  

Doctoral Degree

Candidates must assemble in the Convocation Center garage area no later than 8:45 a.m.

Signs will be placed in the garage area indicating line-up locations. Candidates will form a single line behind the appropriate sign. Once candidates have been led to the arena, they will be introduced for conferral by the Dean of the Graduate College. Instructions for the remainder of the ceremony will be presented by the Marshal and the speakers on the stage.