Commencement (Graduate School Ceremony)


Location: Purcell Pavilion

The Graduate School’s Commencement Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 15 at 10:00 am in the Purcell Pavilion (Joyce Center).


  • 9:00 a.m. Assemble for academic procession, Joyce Center Auxiliary Gym (“The Pit”). Participating students and faculty enter through Gate 1 or 2; guests enter through Gate 9.
  • 9:40 a.m. Academic procession. (Cap and gown attire required.)
  • 10:00 a.m. Graduate School Commencement Ceremony
  • 11:45 a.m. Reception immediately following the ceremony, Jordan Hall of Science atrium. Light refreshments will be served.