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Graduate Assembly Instructions

Graduates participating in Baccalaureate on Sunday and Commencement on Monday will need to arrive on campus early wearing cap, gown and tassel to line up for each ceremony. 

 

Baccalaureate

Assemble in cap and gown no later than 10:30 a.m. on Hearn Plaza. Graduates do not need to be in alphabetical order but should assemble according to their degrees:

  • BA degree candidates should assemble in front of the Deacon Shop on Hearn Plaza.
  • BS and all other degree candidates should assemble in front of Subway on Hearn Plaza.

 

Commencement 

Assemble in cap and gown no later than 8 a.m. according to the degree signage on and around Hearn Plaza: 

  • BS, BSB, PhD, MA, MS, MAEd, MALS, MFA, LLM, JD, MSL, SJD, MD, MDiv, and MMS Candidates should assemble on the Bookstore side of Hearn Plaza in the parking lot between Davis and Taylor Residence Halls. Please report to the appropriate degree sign. The alphabet range on some of the degree signs indicates the first letter of the degree candidate’s last name. University Registrar staff, faculty and student marshals will assist you with the correct lineup order. 
  • BA, MBA, MAM and MSA Candidates should assemble on the Zick’s side of Hearn Plaza in the parking lot between Kitchin and Poteat Residence Halls. Please report to the appropriate degree sign.The alphabet range on some of the degree signs indicates the first letter of the degree candidate’s last name. University Registrar staff, faculty and student marshals will assist you with the correct lineup order.