Degree Celebrations

What are Degree Celebrations?
Each college or school hosts their own degree celebrations, where bachelors and masters graduates are recognized by name and photographed on stage.
So what is Commencement?
At the commencement ceremony, doctoral candidates are individually recognized and hooded; bachelor and master graduates are recognized as a group at their seats.
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Your college or school organizes and hosts your degree celebration, which is where you will be recognized by name and photographed on stage.

  • All graduates are individually recognized and photographed on stage.
  • Celebrations include select speakers and performances.
  • Caps and gowns are worn.

Plan to arrive one hour before the start of your ceremony.  Follow signs to the graduates' lineup area. If weather permits, graduates will walk in a procession into the arena at the beginning of the ceremony. 

Main doors open for guests one hour prior to the ceremony. 

Graduates are encouraged to attend both the official university commencement ceremony and their college or school's degree celebration ceremony

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Time Event Location
2:00 pm Degree Celebration for College of Engineering and Computing - Engineering Degrees EagleBank Arena
3:00 pm Degree Celebration for College of Visual and Performing Arts Concert Hall
6:30 pm Degree Celebration for College of Engineering and Computing - Computing Degrees EagleBank Arena

 

Friday, May 10, 2024

Time Event Location
10:00 am Degree Celebration for College of Science EagleBank Arena
11:00 am Degree Celebration for Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution Concert Hall
2:00 pm Degree Celebration for Antonin Scalia Law School - JM/LLM graduates Van Metre Hall - Mason Square
2:30 pm Degree Celebration for College of Humanities and Social Sciences EagleBank Arena
7:00 pm Degree Celebration for Schar School of Policy and Government EagleBank Arena

 

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Time Event Location
10:00 am Degree Celebration for College of Education and Human Development EagleBank Arena
11:00 am Degree Celebration for Antonin Scalia Law School - JDs only Concert Hall
2:00 pm Degree Celebration for College of Public Health EagleBank Arena
6:00 pm Degree Celebration for Donald G. Costello College of Business EagleBank Arena