The information that follows is a general explanation of the program schedule during normal commencement ceremonies, year after year.
The ceremony usually commences immediately at 6:00 p.m., with the procession of students coming from the Quad and marching up the middle aisle. We ask all guests to be seated by 5:45 p.m. Certain entrances will be blocked off right before the procession of faculty and graduates begins to clear their path.
Schedule of Events
ProcessionalNational AnthemWelcome to Graduates & Guests by:
Valedictory AddressAwarding of Certificates and DegreesPresentation of CandidatesOfficial Conferring of Certificates and DegreesRecessionalFaculty and Staff Farewell to GraduatesFollowed by a Graduation Reception
- President, Academic Senate
- President, Board of Trustee
- Keynote Speaker
Procession of BOT & Faculty followed by procession of graduates
Recessional and Farewell to Graduates