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.

Spring 2015 Commencement ceremonies will be held on May 8th and 9th, but the times have yet to be determined.  Once available they will be posted here with priority. 

Fall 2014 Commencement Schedule:

Friday Morning, December 12, 2014 at 9:30
College of Sciences
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Agriculture/Industrial Technology Communication Studies
Biology English
Chemistry Foreign Language
Computer Science History
General Studies Political Science
Geography and Geology Psychology & Philosophy
Mathematics and Statistics Sociology
Friday Afternoon, December 12, 2014 at 2:30
College of Business Administration
General Business and Finance
Economics and International Business
Management and Marketing
Saturday Morning, December 13, 2014 at 9:30
College of Education
College of Fine Arts & Mass Communication
Curriculum and Instruction Art
Ed Leadership & Counseling Dance & Theater
Library Science Music
Language, Literacy & Special Populations Mass Communication
Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 2:30
College of Health Sciences
College of Criminal Justice
Bilingual Health Care Studies Criminal Justice
Health Sciences Victims Studies
Healthcare Administration
Public Health
Wellness Management
Family and Consumer Sciences*

*This is the first commencement in which Family and Consumer Sciences majors will graduate as part of the College of Health Sciences.

Link to live webcast of commencement ceremonies

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