Commencement Rehearsals

Scheduled rehearsals are mandatory to ensure that all participants are knowledgeable in their roles and to ensure that each aspect of Commencement ceremonies run smoothly. Please meet in the Sports Arena prior to your scheduled rehearsal.

Two Commencement students smiling


Friday, May 17, 2024

Commencement Preview and Celebration (Bachelor's and Master's Degree, C.A.S., Graduate Certificate Candidates)

  • Meet in Sports Arena at 2:30 p.m.
  • Rehearsal starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Bring photo I.D.
Graduate student hooding ceremony

Faculty, Staff and Dignitaries

Marchers: no rehearsal

Speakers, Presenters, Deans, Platform Party: rehearsals are scheduled through Events Management Office.

Thursday, May 16, 2024 (TBD)
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.: Mace Bearers
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.: Faculty Hooders
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Staff Volunteers

Friday, May 17, 2024 (TBD)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Seating Marshals
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.: Announcers and Readers

Notes on Rehearsals

Please contact the Events Management Office if you are unable to attend your scheduled rehearsal.

The Sports Arena is not air-conditioned.