The Spring 2014 undergraduate commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., in the Bryce Jordan Center.
The Graduate School ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., in the Bryce Jordan Center.
It is the student's responsibility to indicate his or her intent to graduate at the beginning of the semester in which the student plans to graduate. If the notification is late, the student's name will not appear in the printed commencement program. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all degree requirements have been met before he or she can be certified for graduation.
The commencement ceremony is held at the end of each semester, immediately following the final exam period. Because of this, diplomas are not distributed at the ceremony. Students who are within a maximum of two courses or eight credits and are scheduled to completed these courses/credits in the following semester may request to participate in the current semester's graduation ceremony by filing a request form with their advisor. If approved, the Dean's Office will send out graduation information in mid-April.
Information about the university-wide ceremony will be mailed out to graduates' local addresses in mid-April. BE SURE YOUR LOCAL ADDRESS IS UP-TO-DATE IN eLION! This information is important; it gives you detailed information about commencement day and contains your nomenclator (name) card. Your name card is the most crucial piece of information and you MUST bring it with you to graduation and take it with you to the stage because this is what is used to announce your name. Please give us a phonetic spelling of your name ONLY IF your name is frequently pronounced incorrectly. Do not write any other information on the card or attach stickers or embellishments as this may cause the cards to stick together resulting in your name not being called. Also, fill out the back of the card before arriving at graduation because this is how your information will be matched to your graduation photos.
Additional information for graduates can be found at the University Park Commencement website.