Fall Commencement will be held Friday, December 11, 2020
Tickets will be required for guests attending the Commencement Ceremony.
As part of the ceremony, each student will walk across the stage and be recognized. In order to accomplish this, each student is assigned to a specific section prior to entering the arena. Please locate the staging area for your degree in the exhibit hall and line-up accordingly.
If you participated in Virtual Commencement, are you allowed to participate in December commencement as well?
Yes! We encourage students to participate in both!
How can I participate in the December commencement?
At the appropriate time, we will reach out to students to see who would like to participate
Will be there enough room in the December commencement?
Yes, there will be enough room in the December commencement for our spring, summer,
and fall graduates. At the appropriate time, we will reach out to students to see
who would like to participate in the December commencement for planning purposes,
and we would still provide the same number of guest tickets as you would have for
spring. Also, we will need to consider the guidelines for social distancing at that
Is there a way to have two ceremonies in December?
There are many logistical and behind-the-scenes elements that go into the commencement ceremony. All those would have to be considered about a second event. More information will follow as we get closer to December and we understand how many graduating students would like to participate, as well as guidelines for social distancing.
Did the University consider a ceremony in the summer or fall?
Due to the number of unknowns, choosing a date now may not be possible. Although summer classes will be continuing, all will be delivered online. We must continue to comply with social distancing and CDC regulations, and we would not want to choose a date in the summer, only to have to reschedule.
In addition, for those students who have found employment soon after graduation, they may not be in a place (financially or professionally) to take time off to come back so soon after starting a new position.
Therefore, with all of these unknowns, the next available time is December.
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