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9:00am - 12:00pm


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 will open in March 2015.

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. Graduate and professional school students will receive regalia and ticket distribution schedules from their respective schools. More ticket information will be available in March.

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


>> View the University’s Commencement webpage.


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