Commencement Ceremony Assignment

There are two undergraduate commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 18: a morning ceremony and an afternoon ceremony. The first will take place at 9:00 a.m., and the second at 2:00 p.m. Both will take place in the Wilson Ice Arena in Merritt Athletic Center.

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

Appeals to change ceremonies due to extenuating circumstance were due by Friday, March 22. 

The average duration of each ceremony is two hours. Graduates are allotted four tickets, and the ceremonies are livestreamed

Morning Ceremony (9:00 a.m.)

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

Graduates who are assigned to the 9:00 a.m. ceremony are asked to convene in Kuhl Gym at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday morning.

*Graduates completing an Adolescence Education program walk with the area of their specialty, such as English or Geology. 

Doors to the arena for guests will open at 8:00 a.m. for the 9:00 a.m. ceremony.

Afternoon Ceremony (2:00 p.m.)

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

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.