Commencement Schedules

All ceremonies are held at the the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum (directions to the coliseum).


  • Arrival time: One hour prior to the start of the ceremony at the Health and Kinesiology Center (HKC). HKC is located across the street from the coliseum.
  • Bring: Cap, gown, and tassel.
  • Master's and doctoral candidates must also bring their respective hoods.

University marshals will greet and direct the candidates to line up in the designated manner inside the HKC gyms. 

At the appropriate time, university  marshals will escort the degree candidates across the street into the processional for the ceremony at the coliseum.

Note: There will not be anyone available at the HKC to guard purses, wallets, or keys.  Therefore, you need to have a guest prepared to take any additional items into the coliseum rather than leaving the items behind at the HKC unguarded.

Family and friends may be seated in the coliseum one hour prior to the start of the ceremony.

Fall 2015 Commencement Schedule:

Below is the commencement schedule for the Fall 2015 term.

Friday, December 11, 2015
Friday Morning 9:30 am Friday Afternoon 2:30pm
College of Criminal Justice College of Business Administration
College of Health Sciences
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Saturday Morning 9:30am Saturday Afternoon 2:30pm
College of Humanities and Social Sciences College of Education
College of Sciences College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication