Commencement Family

Commencement Schedule

No tickets are required for family members and guests to attend any of the graduation events.

Friday, May 12th 2017

Commencement Check-In

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Lahaye Student Union

All graduates are required to stop by the Commencement Check-In to receive specific information about graduation events and pick up their name cards for their degree presentation ceremony. Honor cords will also be distributed to eligible students. Visit the Graduates page for more information.

Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

  • 9:00 a.m.
  • Towns Auditorium

Doctor of Business Administration Hooding Ceremony

  • 11:30 a.m.
  • Lahaye Event Space

Military Spouse Graduate Recognition Ceremony

  • 10:00 a.m.
  • School of Music Concert Hall

Graduation Reception

  • 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Academic Commons Lawn

Graduating students and their families are invited to attend.

Air Force ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

  • 3:00 p.m.
  • Science Hall Auditorium


Baccalaureate Service

  • 5:35 Faculty Processional
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Vines Center
  • Baccalaureate page for additional info

Military Graduate Recognition Ceremony 

  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Vines Center

This ceremony is a military recognition ceremony that will be held in honor of all military graduates.  Each military graduate will be presented with a challenge coin.

Saturday, May 13th 2017

Graduate Procession

  • 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. Graduates line-up at the Williams Stadium football practice fields.
  • 8:00 a.m. Graduate processional begins 
  • Williams Stadium

Commencement Exercises

Degree Awarding Ceremonies