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Day-of Timeline


Time Action Location
1 hour before your ceremony Park in Parking Structure 1.  Head toward the Softball Field to check-in.  You may enter through the Clarke Field House. Have your GradPass ready to scan.

Your guests will park in the Lots X, Y, Z, or C.  Each guest should have a printed ticket in-hand or on their phone, ready to scan.
Mangrum Track & Field
45 minutes before Dress in your cap, gown, tassel. Visit the restroom. Grab a drink of water Softball Field
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 GradPass ready to scan Softball Field
Ceremony start time Follow the direction of Commencement staff toward the Mangrum Track & Field Mangrum Track & Field

Important Reminders

The ceremony will last approximately 2-2.5 hours (this is an estimate on past ceremonies).  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.  

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 10-12 weeks after the ceremony. Questions regarding your diploma should be directed to the Office of the Registrar.  The Commencement Office does not handle diplomas.