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 times have yet to be determined, but all ceremonies will take place on Saturday August 8th.

Spring 2015 Commencement Schedule:

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

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