Candidates for all bachelor’s degrees will graduate on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 10 a.m. in the Gilliam Concert Hall at the Murphy Fine Arts Center.
Guest Admit Tickets Required
Guests attending the Graduate School Commencement Exercises are required to have Guest Admit Tickets. Each graduate student who is certified for graduation will be given six (6) Guest Admit Tickets to distribute to their guests. Every person must have a ticket regardless of age (this includes infants & children). The Guest Admit Tickets will be issued at the end of Rehearsal on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Guest must present the Guest Admit Ticket for scanning in order to be admitted to the Gilliam Concert Hall for the ceremony. Ticket scanning provides the University with quick and accurate attendance figures and controls holders fraudulent, duplicate, or invalid tickets from entering the Concert Hall.
These Guest Admit Tickets are valid only for the Graduate School Commencement Exercise on that date. They are not valid for the Undergraduate Commencement Exercise on Saturday, May 19, 2018.
All guests without Guest Admit Tickets may view the ceremony in the satellite location: the Recital Hall in the Murphy Fine Arts Center. No Guest Admit Tickets are required at the satellite location.
Graduate Students who graduated on Thursday, May 17, 2018, may be a part of the procession on Saturday, May 19, 2018, Undergraduate Commencement Exercises in Hughes Memorial Stadium. The President will acknowledge the graduate students en masse since they were already awarded their degree on Thursday at the Graduate School Ceremony. No individual graduate student names will be called nor will graduate students walk across the stage at the Saturday, Undergraduate Ceremony.
If the Undergraduate exercises on Saturday are held in Hill Field House under the Inclement Weather Plan, graduate students may attend either the morning ceremony or the afternoon ceremony that corresponds to the college/school in which their discipline is located. Graduate students will not receive Guest Admit Tickets to give to their guests under the Inclement Weather Plan and their guests may not use the Guest Admit Tickets that were issued for the Thursday, May 17, 2018, Graduate School Commencement Exercises.