No, The University does not charge students to participate in commencement. Students only have to purchase their graduation regalia.
Yes, but please make sure that all cap decorations remain flat; it cannot obstruct the view of the person sitting behind you.
All Fall 2016 and Spring/Summer 2017 graduates need to fill out the Participation form on the Commencement website, this does not take the place of applying to graduate, you must still do that through the Registrar's Office. You need to arrive at the Clarke Field House 1 hour prior to the start of your ceremony carrying your black cap and gown.
Only undergraduate students are eligible for honors. Students receiving their Masters, Credential, or Additional Bachelors are not eligible.
No, all parking is complimentary at commencement. Typically, guests at ceremonies include immediate family (10 or fewer).There are no tickets issued for this event. Seating is on a first come first serve basis.
All students are required to sit with their major, so yes; you can sit with your friends within your major.
No, but we can provide a link to the entire ceremony via the Commencement Website two weeks after the ceremonies.
Yes, the names of all graduates who have applied to graduate by November 1st, for Fall 2016, and March 15th, 2017 Spring/Summer 2017 will be listed even if they choose not to participate in the ceremony.
Yes, they are able to take pictures from the guest seating area only and the aisles must remain clear at all times.
You will walk with your primary major, whichever college that falls in.
No, we are not able to provide wheelchairs for guests. All guests requiring wheelchair assistance will need to bring their own.
If you are late to the ceremony, please check-in with a volunteer in a blue shirt at the field. You will have to sit in the back of the last row of graduates, which means your name will not be called with your major but with the major of those students in the last row.
No, graduates must participate in the ceremony of their college.
Graduates who reserve a special accommodations parking pass on the Participation form will be contacted in May by the commencement office via email with pick-up information.
For any additional questions, please contact the Commencement Office at 760-750-DONE (3663) or firstname.lastname@example.org