Commencement Ceremony

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Line of grads walking onto field during Commencement ceremony 2019

Saturday, May 6, 2023

(For all graduating seniors, adult degree program graduates, and their guests)

10 a.m. - 12 noon: Starry Athletic Complex, Shoemaker Field

Tickets are not required for the Commencement ceremony if it is held outdoors. Seating is plentiful and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating at the site of the outdoor Commencement ceremony will open at 8:30 a.m. The ceremony begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. We ask that all guests be seated by 9:45 a.m. to help ensure that the ceremony begins on time. Following the ceremony, the graduates are invited to gather with their guests and college educators on the Creekside Lawn for greetings, congratulations and light refreshments.

What if it rains?

The University's strong preference is to proceed with Commencement outdoors so we can accommodate as many family members and guests as possible. But don't worry, we do have a rain plan! Click to learn more details.

Watch the live stream of the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony