Commencement Ceremonies

Commencement Webcast

You can view commencement ceremonies live via our Commencement Webcast. A high-speed broadband Internet connection is required for the video webcast!

2016 Graduation—May 6, 2016, at 10 a.m., B.J. Haan Auditorium


Commencement ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. Guests in the main auditorium are asked to be seated by 9:55 a.m.

Graduates will receive four tickets for commencement at the Monday morning (May 2) rehearsal. Two tickets will be for seats on the main floor, and the other two tickets will likely be in the balcony/bleachers. There is limited handicap accessible seating in the auditorium. Additional seating—including handicap accessible seating—and large screen viewing is available in several campus classrooms. No tickets are required (or available) for overflow seating.

As a memento of this important occasion, the Alumni Office arranges for each graduate to be photographed by a professional photographer as they receive their diploma. They will receive a 5x7 photo, along with a wooden frame, as our "congratulations and welcome to the alumni ranks" gift.

Graduation Reception—May 6, 2016, Rec Center

The Alumni Association will host graduates and their families and friends at a luncheon reception immediately following the graduation ceremonies. There is no admission charged for any of these events.