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2017 Schedule of Ceremonies

Tuesday, May 23, 2017*

9:00 a.m. – Engineering

Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering & Construction Engineering Management, Computer Engineering & Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

1:00 p.m. – Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Environmental Science & Policy, Geological Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics & Astronomy, Science Education

5:00 p.m. – Education

Educational Leadership, Advanced Studies in Education & Counseling, Teacher Education, Credentials, Liberal Studies

Wednesday, May 24, 2017*

9:00 a.m. – Liberal Arts, Ceremony 1**

Africana Studies, Asian & Asian American Studies, Chicano & Latino Studies, Communication Studies, English, Journalism & Public Relations, Liberal Arts, Philosophy

1:00 p.m. – Liberal Arts, Ceremony 2**

American Indian Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Global Logistics, History, International Studies, Jewish Studies, Linguistics, Political Science, Sociology, Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

5:00 p.m. – Liberal Arts, Ceremony 3**

Comparative World Literature & Classics, Environmental Science & Policy, Geography, Human Development, Psychology, Religious Studies, Romance, German, Russian Languages  & Literatures

Thursday, May 25, 2017*

9:00 a.m. – Health & Human Services, Ceremony 1: Undergrad **

Criminology, Criminal Justice & Emergency Management, Family & Consumer Sciences, Nursing, Recreation & Leisure Studies

1:00 p.m. – Health & Human Services, Ceremony 2: Graduate Ceremony**

Criminology, Criminal Justice & Emergency Management, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health Care Administration, Health Science, Kinesiology, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Public Policy & Administration, Recreation & Leisure Studies, Social Work, Speech-Language Pathology

5:00 p.m. – Health & Human Services, Ceremony 3: Undergrad **

Health Care Administration, Health Science, Kinesiology, Social Work, Speech-Language Pathology

Friday, May 26, 2017*

9:00 a.m. – Arts**

School of Art, Department of Dance, Department of Design, Department of Film & Electronic Arts, Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, Department of Theatre Arts

1:00 p.m. – Business Administration**

Accountancy, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management & Human Resources Management, Marketing

*Schedule is subject to change and will be confirmed by the start of the Spring 2017 semester. Please contact the College Dean's office for more information.

**Because of the large number of graduates at the largest ceremonies HHS, LA, Arts, and Business will require tickets for each guest. Each student will receive 8 tickets so that all attendees have a pleasant experience. Tickets will be available for graduates to pick up from the Bookstore during cap and gown distribution. Every person attending the ceremony will need a ticket: including children. If you plan on bringing small children it is recommended that you view the ceremony in the live-streaming room which will not require tickets

For ceremonies on Tuesday, May 23, we ask that each student limit the number of guests to 8 or under so that all attendees have a pleasant experience.

All ceremonies are held outdoors in the Central Quad.

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All ceremonies are approximately two hours in length. Graduates are expected to remain until the ceremony has concluded and the President has conferred the degrees.

Graduating group

Cultural Graduation Celebrations

Several cultural graduation celebrations are hosted each spring by student organizations. For information, visit the Cultural Graduation Celebrations website or contact the Office of Student Life and Development, located on the second floor of the University Student Union. 562 985-4181.