Graduate poses after walking at commencement


2016 Commencement Schedule


9:00 a.m.
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

2:30 p.m. 
College of Business Administration and Public Policy

7:30 p.m.
College of Health, Human Services and Nursing



9:00 a.m. 
College of Arts and Humanities 

5:00 p.m. 
College of Education
College of Extended and International Education

Special Graduation Celebrations

Join us for the Parties before the Party! Graduates are invited to participate in special pre-commencement ceremonies celebrating the accomplishments of students from the university’s diverse communities. Please see Special Graduation Celebrations for more information.




All undergraduate or graduate students who have applied to graduate in fall 2015, spring or summer 2016, are eligible to participate in commencement. Ceremony dates and information on how to register will be announced at a later date. 

Info for Students >

For information on the Alumni Association or where to line up at commencement, everything students need to know can be found here. Reading through this section will help students develop a better understanding of what to expect before, during and after the ceremony. More Information>

Info for Guests >

Family, friends and loved ones are an important part of the celebration, and it is necessary that they know what to expect on commencement day. Hotel info, directions and other important information can all be found in the Info for Guests section. More Information> 


Check out the commencement FAQ for answers to the most common questions. More Information>


Can't make it to commencement? View the ceremonies live online, or view past ceremonies in the archive. More Information>

Contact Us >

Contact the Office of University Ceremonies and Events.