Students

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies

Saturday, May 16, 2020, Park Center Alumni Arena

  • Ceremony A 9:30 a.m
  • Undergraduate reception 11:30 a.m. Lusk Field House
  • Ceremony B 2 p.m.
  • Undergraduate reception 3:30 p.m. Lusk Field House
  • Ceremony C 6 p.m.

Rehearsal

Attend rehearsal Friday, May 15 at 2:30 p.m. in the Park Center Alumni Arena. Instructions for the day of the ceremony, including line-up procedures, will be provided. All candidates for graduation are encouraged to attend. Rehearsal will last approximately 30 minutes.

Undergraduate Degree Application

To graduate, you must apply for your degree regardless of participation in the Commencement ceremony. Degree application is accomplished through myRedDragon.

You may apply for your degree now through March 1 for your name to appear in the printed program.

Once at myRedDragon, do the following:

  1. Enter your ID and password.
  2. Select "Student" tab and go to the "Registrar" column.
  3. Select "Degree Conferral and Commencement."
  4. Select "Apply for Degree Conferral." You must apply by March 1 to ensure that your name will appear in the printed program.
  5. At prompt for Commencement participation, indicate whether you plan to attend a Commencement ceremony.

2020 Ceremony Assignment

All undergraduate ceremonies are located in the Park Center Alumni Arena. Commencement takes place on Saturday, May 16, 2020.  Graduating students are assigned either the morning, afternoon or evening ceremony.

  • Bachelor’s Degree Ceremony A: 9:30 a.m.
  • Bachelor’s Degree Ceremony B: 2 p.m.
  • Bachelor’s Degree Ceremony C: 6 p.m.

Ceremony A: 9:30 a.m.

  • Childhood/Early Childhood Education
  • Communication Disorders and Sciences
  • English
  • Foundations and Social Advocacy
  • International Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies
  • School of Education - Selected Studies
  • Sociology/Anthropology

Ceremony B: 2 p.m.

  • Africana Studies
  • Art and Art History
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Kinesiology
  • Physics
  • Political Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Sport Management

Ceremony C: 6 p.m.

  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Health
  • History
  • Modern Languages
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • School of Professional Studies - Selected Studies

* Student ceremony assignments are based on the department of their primary major. Students may refer to the Student Information Summary available in the Student Links channel of myRedDragon to determine their primary and secondary major departments. 

Note: The assignment of departments to a particular ceremony will rotate each year however; ceremony assignments for departments also may vary depending on fluctuations in departmental enrollment. Departments will be assigned to a specific ceremony by Oct. 15 each academic year.

Rehearsal

Attend rehearsal Friday, May 15, at 2:30 p.m. in the Park Center Alumni Arena. Instructions for the day of the ceremony, including line-up procedures, will be provided. All candidates for graduation are encouraged to attend. Rehearsal will last approximately 30 minutes.

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