Commencement Day Information

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Commencement Lineup Information 

Please arrive by 8:30 a.m. in the Wellness and Recreation Center (WRC) 
INDOOR basketball courts 

RESTROOMS are available inside of the MLKSC

Please refer to the following SEVERE Weather Plan in case of inclement weather on the day of Commencement.


There will be plenty of parking on campus available on Sunday, December 20, 2015. Prospective graduates as well as their family and friends can park in any parking lot with the exception of reserved spaces and fire lanes. However, a section of Parking Lot 1 (near the main gate) will be designated for VIP and handicapped Commencement parking. Please do not park at area businesses during Commencement. Your vehicle will be subject to ticketing and/or towing. Fines and fees will apply.

Handicapped spaces will continue to be reserved for only handicapped designated cars. Handicapped parking and the wheelchair drop-off points for Commencement parking will be located in Parking Lot 1 and campus-wide.

Special needs and handicapped seating will also be designated in Alumni Stadium. Only one guest is permitted to accompany each special needs or handicapped seat.

Parking on the grass anywhere on campus is prohibited. See campus map.


DIPLOMA distribution will be Monday, January 26 - Thursday, January 29, 2016, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Office of Records and Registration, Administration building, 1st floor.  All remaining diplomas will be mailed February 2, 2016.



Instructions for the Platform Party, all DSU Staff and all Graduates:

  • High-heeled shoes will  NOT  be allowed on the field  in Alumni Stadium (wedge heels or flats ONLY).  All footwear will be checked at the entrance of Alumni Stadium. Any individual in violation of appropriate footwear will be given disposable flip-flops to wear.
  • Absolutely no texting, cellular phone usage or wireless device usage will be allowed in Alumni Stadium during the Commencement ceremony.
  • Absolutely no disruption of any kind will be allowed in Alumni Stadium during the Commencement ceremony. Any individual causing a disruption will be escorted from Alumni Stadium by a police officer.