Commencement Ceremony Assignment

There are two undergraduate commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 20, 2023: a morning ceremony and an afternoon ceremony. The first will take place at 10:00 a.m. and the second at 2:00 p.m. Both will take place in the Wilson Ice Arena in the Merritt Athletic Facility.

Graduates are assigned a ceremony based on their academic major; please see information below. For double majors, the ceremony assigned will be according to the graduate's primary major (the major in which the degree will be granted). 

Graduates completing their degree as an Individualized Studies major should contact the Graduates Records Office to identify the correct ceremony to participate in. 

The average duration of each ceremony is two hours. Graduates are allotted four tickets, and the ceremonies will be livestreamed. You may also download a copy of the Commencement program.

Commencement for master's degree recipients will take place on Friday, May 12, at 7:00 pm in Brodie Hall's Alice Austin Theatre. 


Morning Ceremony (10:00 a.m.)

  • Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Childhood Education
  • Childhood Education with Special Education
  • Early Childhood and Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Geochemistry
  • Geological Sciences
  • Geophysics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Graduates who are assigned to the 10 a.m. ceremony are asked to convene in Kuhl Gym at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday morning.

*Graduates of the Adolescence Education walk with the area of their specialty like English or Geology. 

Doors to the arena for guests will open at 9:00 a.m. for the 10:00 a.m. ceremony.


Afternoon Ceremony (2:00 p.m.)

  • American Studies
  • Anthropology (including Sociomedical Science Program)
  • Art History
  • Black Studies
  • Communication
  • Comparative Literature
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Music
  • Musical Theatre
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theatre
  • Theatre/English
  • Women's and Gender Studies

Graduates who are assigned to the 2:00 p.m. ceremony are asked to convene in Kuhl Gym at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

Doors to the arena for guests will open at 1:00 p.m. for the 2:00 p.m. ceremony.