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Commencement 2016

Graduates Entering Commencement Ceremony


Check out the HUB's complete coverage of the festivites or the Commencement Storify (a collection of social media posts from the crowd)!!

Universitywide Commencement Ceremony
Wednesday, May 18 at 4:00 p.m.
Royal Farms Arena

Doors to the arena open between 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Candidate line-up is at 3:00 p.m.
Procession begins at 4:00 p.m.
Tickets are not required for family and guests of graduates.
We expect the ceremony to end around 8:00 p.m.
Out of respect for the other graduates, all graduates and their guests are expected to stay until the end.
View the 2016 Commencement program here.

Here is the full length video of this year's Universitywide commencement!

Commencement Speaker

See the full HUB article here!

Learn more about the eight 2016 honorary degree recipients here!

Future Commencement Dates

Commencement will take place on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Royal Farms Arena.


For questions and additional information, please call 410-516-7711 or email