Student Information

Rehearsal & Reception (Mandatory)  

  • Wednesday, December 20, 2023
  • 3 p.m.  
  • AC Jordan Arena, Leonidas S. James Physical Education Complex 

Bring cap and hood  

Commencement Day  

  • Thursday, December 21, 2023   
  • 7 a.m. – Graduates arrive 
    8:20 a.m. – Processional from McKeldin Gym  
    9 a.m. – Ceremony, A.C. Jordan Arena, Leonidas S. James Physical Education Complex  

Ticket Options  

Please indicate your preference for electronic or printed tickets by completing the survey. Digital and physical tickets will be sent to the student’s email address, and students are responsible for distributing them among their guests. If you prefer digital tickets, the directions on how to redeem or transfer them will be sent via email. Duplicating tickets is strictly prohibited, and duplicated ticket holders will be denied access. 

Arrival Time & Location: Graduates 

Graduates must arrive in Regalia no later than 7:30 a.m. to check in at the McKeldin Gym. During check-in, they will receive their name cards and undergraduate honor cords. Breakfast will be available until 8 a.m., and assembly will begin promptly at 8:15 a.m. 

Arrival Time & Locations: Guests  

Doors open at 7:30 a.m., and guests are advised to arrive early. General seating will end at 8:15 a.m. and will not resume until the end of the processional. Guests cannot linger in the assembly area, and we encourage those who do not have tickets to watch the live stream at 

Guests can also watch the ceremony via our on-campus satellite locations:  

  • James E. Proctor Jr. Building, Room 102  
  • Student Center, Ballroom Martin Luther King Jr.  
  • Communication Arts Center, Samuel L. Myers Auditorium   


Graduates and people with disabilities can park in Lot H/I. All other guests can park in any lot or space not marked “reserved.” View the campus map here. 

Graduate Sendoff Winter Edition 

Tuesday, December 19, 2023
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Student Center Wiseman Ballroom

RSVP to the Graduate Sendoff

Social Media  

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