Commencement FAQs

Commencement Plan FAQs:

What time is my ceremony?

Friday, July 31
9:00 a.m.- Arts and Sciences I (Split alphabetically)
1:30 p.m.- Arts and Sciences II (Split alphabetically)
6:00 p.m.- Education

Saturday, August 1
9:00 a.m.- Business I (Split alphabetically)
1:30 p.m.- Business II (Split alphabetically)
6:00 p.m.- Nursing and Social Work

Sunday, August 2
9:00 a.m.- Engineering and Community Health
1:30 p.m.- Communications and Information Sciences
6:00 p.m.- Human Environmental Sciences

How will I know which Arts and Sciences or Business School ceremony I will participate in?

Once final numbers are in, we will split the groups and contact the graduates with their specific ceremony information.

Will I have to wear a mask?

Yes, masks will be required for everyone attending. Graduates and guests should bring their own masks

Will the ceremonies be livestreamed?

Yes, you can view the ceremonies live by visiting

Will social distancing be enforced?

Yes, we will be following social distancing guidelines to ensure a safe environment for participants and guests. Family groups will be able to sit together.

Will guests have to have tickets?

Yes, each graduate will receive 4 tickets to distribute to their guests. Guests must arrive and sit together; event staff will escort groups to their seats, and they are asked to remain seated until instructed to exit by row. Tickets are nontransferable.

Will the Coliseum be cleaned between ceremonies?

Yes, the venue will be cleaned between each ceremony and sanitizing stations will be provided throughout the Coliseum.

Will the concession stands be open?

No, all concession stands will be closed and the water fountains will not be in use. You may bring a bottled water. No food or alcohol is permitted inside the venue.

Do graduates have to wear their mask on stage?

Yes, as of July 28, based on the latest health and safety recommendations, graduates will be required to wear masks throughout the ceremony, including when crossing the stage.