CONFERRING OF DEGREES
The President will confer degrees en masse according to degree level and academic unit. Afterwards, certified graduates will walk across the stage individually, as their names are called. Graduates will present their certification card to the reader when they approach the top of the stage. When the reader calls their names, they will rapidly proceed across the stage without delay, in an orderly and dignified manner suitable for the occasion to receive their Commencement memento from the Dean, shake the President’s hand and be photographed, and exit the opposite side of the stage. Upon returning to their seats, students must remain at their seats and depart together as the Class of December 2019 for the Recessional.