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Commencement exercises are held annually for graduates who completed their degree requirements in August, December and May of the academic year. The ceremony lasts approximately two hours and forty-five minutes.

Commencement tickets are complimentary, but must be reserved online in advance. Commencement is for graduates and their guests and it is not open to the general public. There is a limit of 8 tickets per graduate; graduates do not need tickets. Seating is on a first-come basis. Ticket registration opens at 9 a.m. on March 3, 2014 and closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13.

A Commencement Breakfast will be held in the Reynolda Hall Cafeteria from 6:30-8:30 a.m. Tickets for graduates and guests should be purchased online in advance.

Tickets are not mailed. Undergraduate (BA and BS) ticket pickup is  between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17, at the College Bookstore. Students and/or parents need to bring their IDs to claim tickets. Graduate and professional school students will receive regalia and ticket distribution schedules from their respective schools. More ticket information.

Two parking passes will be included with each graduate’s ticket order. More parking information.


School of Divinity Diploma Ceremony

10:30 a.m.
Transmigration of Professional School Graduates

After the awarding of the PhDs at approximately 10:30 a.m. during the graduation exercises, divinity school  graduates will be guided by marshals to the following location:

School of Divinity
Porter Byrum Welcome Center for a diploma ceremony


Additional Graduation Information: