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Day-of Timeline

Time Action Location
1 hour before your ceremony Arrive for check-in. Complete your reader card. Softball Field
45 minutes before Dress in your cap, gown, tassel. Visit the restroom. Grab a drink of water Clark Field House
30 minutes before Find your major in the line-up area.  Take photos with fellow grads and Crash! Softball Field
15 minutes before Line up with your major, have your reader card in-hand Softball Field
Ceremony start time Follow the direction of Commencement staff toward the Mangrum Track & Field Mangrum

Important Reminders

The ceremony will last approximately 1.5-2 hours.  Please be courteous to your classmates and stay for the duration of the ceremony. 

A professional photographer will take your photo on the stage at the ceremony.  They will contact you via email after the ceremony with your photo proofs.  Be sure to legibly write your email address on your reader card. 

Designate a meeting area with your guests before the ceremony begins.  Allow 1 hour to exit the venue and parking lots. 

You will receive a diploma cover at the ceremony. Your actual diploma will be mailed to you 8-12 weeks after the ceremony. Questions regarding your diploma should be directed to the Office of the Registrar.  The Commencement Office does not handle diplomas.