All Graduates must check the Graduation Requirements page.
To RSVP to attend Commencement please visit the Commencement RSVP page. Please note that you must apply to graduate before completing this form.
If you do not see your name on the list and you completed your Commencement RSVP more than two weeks ago, or if you would like to change your participation status, please email email@example.com. Any changes to your status must be made prior to April 15, in order to ensure that these changes will be listed in the program.
Graduation diplomas are mailed 3-6 weeks after the degree is conferred, provided the student's account balance is paid in full. For more information, please see the Diplomas page. Graduates will not receive their diploma during the commencement weekend.
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All graduates are required to stop by Commencement Check-In on Friday, May 9. This will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Lahaye Student Union.
Your reader card is the most important item you will need to pick up at Commencement Check-In. This card will identify who you are as a graduate and will list your name, degree information, and any honors that you have achieved. The back of this card will also list the contact information needed for the photographer, so that he or she can identify who you are in your picture taken at your degree ceremony. This card will not be needed for the main ceremony, but be sure to have this with you for your second ceremony. For hard to read names, graduates may write a phonetic spelling or pronunciation of their name on the card.
If this card is misplaced, another card can be obtained Saturday prior to the processional or at your second ceremony location.
During Commencement Check-In, qualifying graduates may stop by the honor tables to pick up their honor cord or medallion. Undergraduate honors are recognized with cords, Graduate honors are recognized with a medallion. If you have achieved honors recognition, this will be listed on your Reader Card. For more information on graduation honors, please see the Honors page.
For the Baccalaureate Service, graduates are not required to gather prior to the ceremony because there is no graduate processional. See the Baccalaureate page for more details.
See the schedule page for a full Commencement weekend overview.
Participating graduates must arrive no later than 7:30 a.m. at the Hancock Welcome Center Practice field, directly across from Osborne Soccer Stadium. Signs will direct graduates to their assembly locations. At 8:45 a.m. the graduate procession will begin. Family and friends should be seated by this time.
Commencement will consist of two ceremonies. The first ceremony will take place in Williams Stadium and begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. The individual degree presentation ceremonies will take place following the main ceremony.
With the graduation gown, we also require business dress for all graduates. Dark colored pants, skirts and dresses are appropriate. We ask that men wear collared shirts. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended. Please dress with the warm temperatures in mind, as you will be seated in the direct sunlight on the field in dark-colored gowns.
Military uniforms are acceptable as an alternative to the Commencement regalia.
Reserved handicap parking for graduates and attendees will be available in the Speakman parking lot which is adjacent to Williams Stadium, behind the Liberty University Bookstore.
If you as a graduate have special needs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information in regards to the main ceremony and degree ceremony you will be attending.