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Since 1898, the University has been dedicated to improving the lives of its students. We join you in honoring our graduates and celebrating their accomplishments as they begin a new chapter in their lives.

Please keep in mind that on Commencement day there are may different ceremonies occurring at the same time at different venues making the day's events very time sensitive. We ask that you please plan to make ample arrangements for travel time, parking, and seating.

Learn more about the Spring 2022 ceremony.


To assist with ensuring your celebration with the University and graduates is safe and enjoyable, please note the following safety procedures are in place for all ceremonies. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in our efforts to ensure that we able to celebrate this milestone in a safe environment!

Bag Check

University Police will examine the contents of all purses, bags, packages, etc. of persons entering the venues.

*NEW* Please note that a clear bag policy is being enforced.

  • Allowed: Small purse, with or without a strap, may not exceed 6.5" x 4.5" x 1"
  • Also approved: diaper bag for age-appropriate children and equipment bag for medical items
  • Binoculars allowed, however, its bag must meet size guidelines above or be in a clear bag

DO NOT BRING: large purses, bags, backpacks, wrapped gifts or items that could block the view of others (i.e. large balloon, signs, etc.).