CONFERRING OF DEGREES
The University 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 announces 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, graduates must remain at their seats and depart together as a class during the Recessional. Graduates MAY NOT leave prior to the conclusion of the Commencement Exercises.