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Schedule of Events
Ceremony Information
Seating Chart

Schedule of Events
Ceremony Information
Seating Chart

Other Important Information for Graduates
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Schedule of Events
Residence Halls

Graduating resident students are permitted to stay in the residence halls until Monday, May 7 at 3:00pm.  Students who wish to stay beyond Saturday, April 28, must register with the Residence Life Office by 5:00pm on April 5th.

You may check out of the residence halls at the Residence Life Office in Washington Hall according the the following schedule:

Monday-Friday, April 30-May 4, 8:30 am-6 pm

Saturday, May 5, 10am-2pm

RoMo’s Café, located on the plaza level of Nicholson Center, will be open Monday through Friday, April 30 to May 4, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, May 3
Presidential Undergraduate Awards Dinner

 TBD p.m.

In recognition of bachelor’s degree candidates who have excelled within their school and major. (By invitation only.)

Friday, May 5
Nurses’ Pinning Ceremony

8:30am - 11:00am
Sheraton Hotel, Moon Twp.
(By invitation only)

Nuclear Medicine Pinning Ceremony

Sheraton Hotel, Moon Twp.
(By invitation only)

Sunday, May 6
Ceremony Preparation

3:00pm in Hall B

Please note: Guests may not accompany graduates to the assembly area Hall B.

Bachelor and Master Degree Candidates
Report directly to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center for distribution of name cards, robing, and honors medallions for Bachelor students in Hall B.

Faculty & Staff in Procession
Report to the robing area in Hall B.

Guest Seating

Doors open at 2:00pm
(For special needs reserved seating, see details on the home page.)

David L. Lawrence Convention Center doors open for general seating.  Tickets are not required for guests, however we ask that you limit your guests to six, including young children and those seated in special needs reserved seating area.  Due to space limitations, strollers are not permitted in the arena.  Families with young children who may become restless can exit the ceremony into the lobby area.

Required Assembly


Graduates line up for procession.



Doors to David L. Lawrence Convention Center are closed.

Commencement Ceremony

4:00 p.m.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Ceremony begins promptly at 4:00 p.m.