Rehearsal

All graduating students must attend the Graduation Rehearsal.

Undergraduate Rehearsal:

Rehearsal for undergraduate students (those receiving the bachelor’s degree) will be at 9: 00 a.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019 in Talmadge Hill Field House.

Class Pictures:
Class pictures will be taken at the beginning of rehearsal so please be on time and have your full academic regalia with you.

Day of Rehearsal:
At the end of rehearsal students will report to the designated locations for their college/school to pick up their  (1) certification cards, (2) Guest Admit Tickets, and  (3) verification of participation card.

Certification Cards:
Each student will be issued one (1) certification card.  Only that student can use the certification card issued to participate in Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 18, 2019.  The certification card will bear the student’s name and discipline (and Latin honors, if earned) and a special code that prevents duplication of the card. Once students receive the card, they should secure it in a safe place.  You must bring the certification card with you on Graduation Day. A student cannot be admitted to participate in the Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 18, 2019 without the certification card.

Verification of Participation in Commencement Cards:
Graduating students will be issued Verification of Participation in Commencement Cards at the end of Rehearsal. Students should (1) fill out the cards prior to Commencement Exercises and (2) bring them with you on the day of graduation. The cards will be collected by ushers as you leave the stadium (or Hill Field House, in the event of inclement weather) to verify attendance and participation in the Recessional.

After students have completed these two steps, they will be prepared to report, at 8:30 am, for the Commencement Exercises on Saturday morning, May 18, 2019.

Graduate Degree (Doctorate and Master’s Degree) Recipients:

Candidates for the doctorate and the master’s degree will rehearse on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. in the Murphy Fine Arts Center. Students must bring their caps, gowns and hoods to the rehearsal.

A light fare will be served, beginning 4pm prior to the start of rehearsal.

Students will be instructed by the Chief Marshal, Associate Marshals and Deans on proto­col and procedures for being awarded the degree and about conduct during the Commencement Exercises.

At the end of Rehearsal, after posing for the Class Photo, students will report to the designated locations for their college/school to pick up their Certification Cards, Guest Admit Tickets and Verification of Participation Card.

Certification Cards:
Each student will be issued one (1) Certification Card. Only that student may use the Certification Card issued to participate in Graduation Exercises on Thursday, May 16, 2019.  The Certification Card will bear the stu­dent’s name and discipline (and honors, if earned) and a special code that prevents duplication of the card. Once the student receives the card, he/she should secure it in a safe place. A student cannot be admitted to participate in the Graduation Exercises on Saturday without the Certification Card.

Verification of Participation in Commencement Cards:
Graduating students will be issued Verification of Participation in Commencement Cards at the end of Rehearsal. Students should (1) fill out the cards prior to Commencement Exercises and (2) bring them with you on the day of graduation. The cards will be collected by ushers as you leave the stadium to verify attendance and participation in the Recessional.

CLASS PHOTO AT GRADUATION REHEARSAL

Immediately following graduation rehearsals for graduate students at 5:00 p.m. in Murphy Fine Arts, graduates will pose for the official Class of May 2019 photographs. For this purpose, students must bring their caps, gowns and hoods and must be dressed in appropriate attire for posing for the Class Photo after the rehearsal. Proper attire includes white shirt and tie and dress shoes for gentlemen and appropriate collar and dress shoes for ladies.