Commencement Events

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Order online Before February 26, 2016

Order cap and gown (regalia)  

Order online

February 23 - 26, 2016 Senior Photos
Visit (code: 721) to schedule an appointment or call 1.800.OUR-YEAR (687.9327)
MLK Student Center, 3rd Floor, Suite 302

March 30 - 31, 2016 
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Graduation Fair
(Eligible graduates can: Pick up cap and gown--regalia; Order class rings; Order or pickup graduation announcements

Bookstore, MLK Student Center 

April 29, 2016 Reading Day  

May 2 – 6, 2016

Finals Week 


Friday, May 6, 2016
9 a.m.

Rehearsal (Mandatory) (includes cord distribution)

Alumni Stadium
Friday, May 6, 2016
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
A Gentlemen’s Brunch (Senior Class men only)   
Hosted by President Harry L. Williams

MLK Student Center, 2nd floor parlors

Friday, May 6, 2016
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

A Ladies Tea (Senior Class ladies only)   
Hosted by First Lady Dr. Robin Williams
(Wear your favorite hat)

MLK Student Center, 2nd floor parlors

Saturday, May 7, 2016
8:30  a.m.

Commencement LINEUP

Undergraduates - outdoor basketball courts (between the MLKSC and WRC)
Graduates (Master’s degrees, EdDs and PhDs) - indoor basketball courts of the WRC

Saturday, May 7, 2016
10 a.m. (processional starts at 9:30 a.m.)   


Commencement PARKING—on campus ONLY - parking at area businesses may get you ticketed/towed.

Alumni Stadium (There will be accommodations for the handicapped and hearing impaired.)
(Overflow seating–watch Commencement live on screens in the MLKSC, 2nd floor parlors or the Theater, E&H bldg.)