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  Commencement 2011

Undergraduate Students - Schedule of Events 

Residence Halls

Graduating resident students are permitted to stay in the residence halls until Sunday, May 8.  Students who wish to stay beyond Saturday, April 30, must register with the Office of Residence Life by 5 p.m. that day.

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

  • Monday-Friday, May 2-6 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 7 - 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 8 - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

RoMo’s Café, located on the plaza level of Nicholson Center, will be open Monday through Friday, May 2-6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, May 4

Presidential Awards Dinner

For the Presidential Undergraduate Awards Dinner on Wednesday, May 4th, the timeline is as follows:

Doors Open/Registration 5:30 p.m.
Dinner 6 p.m.

Sewall Center International Suite

In recognition of bachelor's degree candidates who have excelled within their school and degree program. Hosted by the Office of the President.
(By invitation only)

Friday, May 6
10:00 a.m.

Nurses' Pinning Ceremony

Sewall Center International Suite

In recognition of Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree candidates. Hosted by the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.
(By invitation only)

Saturday, May 7
8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

Ceremony Preparation

Sewall Center, Level 3
Please note: Guests may not accompany graduates to the assembly area.

Bachelor's Degree Candidates

Report directly to the International Suite, Level 3, Sewall Center, for distribution of name cards, caps, gowns and honors medallions.

Faculty & Staff in Procession

Report to the robing area on the second floor of Sewall Center adjacent to the locker rooms.

8:00 a.m.

Guest Seating

(For special needs reserved seating, see special needs and online request form.)
Sewall Center Arena doors open for general seating. Tickets are required for all guests, including young children and those seated in the 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 watch the ceremony live via closed-circuit TV in the children's play area on the third floor (no tickets are required for entrance to this area).

8:45 a.m.

Required Assembly

Graduates line up for processional.

9:15 a.m.


Doors to Sewall Center Arena closed.

Commencement Ceremony

Sewall Center Arena
Ceremony begins promptly at 9:30 a.m.

Immediately following the ceremony

Post-Commencement Reception

Joe Walton Stadium Concourse
Avoid the traffic rush and mingle with faculty and fellow graduates before saying your last goodbyes. Light refreshments served.




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