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 2014 Commencement Schedule:

Friday Afternoon, May 9, 2014 at 2:00 PM
College of Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice
Victims Studies
Friday Evening, May 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM
College of Business Administration College of Health Sciences
Accounting Health
General Business and Finance Kinesiology
Economics and International Business Nursing
Management and Marketing
Saturday Morning, May 10, 2014 at 9:30 AM
College of Humanities and Social Sciences College of Sciences
Communication Studies Agriculture/Industrial Technology
English Biology
Family and Consumer Sciences Chemistry
Foreign Language Computer Science
History General Studies
Political Science Geography and Geology
Psychology & Philosophy Mathematics and Statistics
Sociology Physics
Saturday Afternoon, May 10, 2014 at 2:30 PM
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
Link to live webcast of commencement ceremonies

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