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Baccalaureate, Masters and Professional

Commencement day is an exciting one to be sure. Get key details about attending commencement that will make your experience more joyful and stress-free.

Doors open two hours prior to the ceremony. Just arrive dressed in your cap and gown with your seat number. It’s that easy. Arriving early gives you time to park, get in to the arena, find your seat and check your name card.

Order of Exercises

The ceremony usually takes around 2 to 2 ½ hours. Generally the order of exercises is as follows:

  • Procession including the university mace, faculty, officials and guests, deans, Board of Trustees, distinguished guests and the president
  • Singing of National Anthem
  • Invocation
  • Opening remarks by the President
  • Conferring of honorary degrees
  • Commencement address
  • Presentation of candidates
  • Conferring of degrees
  • Benediction
  • Singing of Alma Mater
  • Recessional

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