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.

Summer 2015 Commencement Schedule:

Saturday Morning, August 8, 2015 at 9:30
College of Business Administration
College of Sciences
Accounting Agriculture/Industrial Technology
Economics and International Business Biology
General Business and Finance Chemistry
Management and Marketing Computer Science
General Studies
College of Education Geography and Geology
Curriculum and Instruction Mathematics and Statistics
Educational Leadership & Counseling Physics
Language, Literacy & Special Populations
Library Science
Saturday Afternoon, August 8, 2015 at 2:30
College of Fine Arts & Mass Communication
College of Health Sciences
Art Bilingual Health Care Studies
Dance & Theater Family and Consumer Sciences
Music Health Sciences
Mass Communication Healthcare Administration
College of Humanities and Social Sciences Nursing
Communication Studies Public Health
English Wellness Management
Foreign Language
History College of Criminal Justice
Political Science Criminal Justice
Psychology & Philosophy Victim Studies
Link to live webcast of commencement ceremonies

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