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 Spring Commencement 2017

Watch the LIVE webcast (begins December 15th)

Instructional Commencement Videos:
Undergraduate Degrees
Graduate Degrees

Commencement ceremonies for December 15, 2017 will be held at:
9 a.m.              

Candidates for degrees from the College of Arts and Letters, College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and College of Graduate Studies will participate in this ceremony. 

2 p.m. Candidates for degrees from the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, College of Business, Martha Dickerson Ericksson College of Education and College of Graduate Studies will participate in this ceremony.  
Doors will open one hour prior to the beginning of commencement for graduates and guests.
Graduates should arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the beginning of the ceremony.
*Diplomas will be available to pickup on January 29, 2018 in the Ellington Building, Room 316.

A video of the Commencement Ceremony may be purchased by completing the form at the following link Graduation DVD Order Form.


Shuttles will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the day of commencement.  The shuttle will pick-up and drop off guests at the Dunn Center, the corner of Marion and Henry Streets, Pettus Park and Lot 4 on Farris St. and Drane St.  Please note that two shuttles will be running during this time frame.

GradImages will be on site taking professional photos of students before and after crossing the stage.  Also, following commencement, the photographers will be circulating outside the commencement venue to capture additional candid photographs of our graduates with their loved ones. The GradImages staff will be wearing red vests, so they’ll be highly visible and easy to locate.