Congratulations on your academic accomplishments. As you complete the requirements for your degree, the University is working hard to make Commencement Week 2016 a memorable occasion for you. This website contains all the information you need to prepare for the week's activities. If you have questions not addressed on this website please contact the Commencement Office or visit us on Facebook.
COMMENCEMENT WEEK SCHEDULE
The University Commencement ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10:15 a.m. outdoors on Morningside Campus, rain or shine. The Levien Gymnasium of the Dodge Fitness Center will serve as an indoor, weather-friendly, accessible viewing location for any guest with a general admission ticket. School ceremonies and events will take place from Sunday, May 15 through Thursday, May 19. For information on your individual school's graduation ceremony, visit the School Ceremonies and Baccalaureate section of this website.
COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY TICKETS AND ADMISSION
All degree candidates who expect to graduate in May 2016 (May 2016, February 2016, and October 2015 graduates) are eligible to register to participate in the University Commencement ceremony.
Please visit the tickets section of this website for more information.
AFTER THE CEREMONY
The ceremony will end shortly after noon. We recommend that graduates and their families choose a designated area off campus to meet after the ceremony. With more than 30,000 people on campus, it can be very difficult to find someone—even with a cell phone—without planning ahead.
Diplomas will be ordered after graduation and will be mailed directly to graduating students. They will not be available for pickup on Commencement Day. Students should make sure the Registrar's Office has the correct mailing address.
For additional questions or for more specific information on diplomas, please contact your individual school directly.