What is the ceremony date and time?
The ceremony is May 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Do I have to attend the commencement ceremony?
No. Graduates are not required to attend the ceremony.
How long will the ceremony be?
The ceremony will be approximately 1 hour.
Do graduates and guests need tickets?
No. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Will the ceremony be live streamed? How do I access that?
Yes. The ceremony will be webcast live online. Access to the live streams will be available on the website.
What happens if there is inclement weather?
In most cases, the ceremony will take place rain or shine. In the event of severe inclement weather that could impact the safety of all involved, plans will be adjusted, up to and including cancellation.
What do graduates wear for the ceremony?
We recommend graduates dress for the weather underneath their academic regalia, and plan for appropriate shoes for walking on grass.
Do graduates and guests need to wear masks during the ceremony?
At this time, masks are encouraged, but not required to attend.
Do my guests and I need to be vaccinated and/or boosted to attend the ceremony?
At this time, vaccination and/or boosting against COVID-19 is encouraged, but not required to attend.
Do my guests and I need to be tested to attend the ceremony?
At this time, testing is encouraged, but not required to attend. Any graduate or guest feeling ill should stay home.
Will ceremony plans change if pandemic-related conditions worsen?
Possibly. As the health and safety of all participants is our top priority, we reserve the right to modify ceremony plans, including, but not limited to, requiring masks, proof of vaccination, and/or testing, ticketing and placing a capacity on the number of guests per graduate, or cancellation without the option to reschedule.
How do I get an official copy of my final transcript?
Transcripts can be ordered at www.getmytranscript.com. Please be sure to choose “hold for degree notation” when ordering your transcript if you would like your degree noted. These transcript orders will be processed once degrees are confirmed.