Eberly College of Business and Information Technology College-wide Commencement Ceremony, Saturday, May 10, 2014

  • The Eberly College will Conduct a College-Level Ceremony This Year:

    • For all Business majors, both undergraduate and graduate students, who are graduating in May or August. There will not be individual departmental ceremonies.
    • Memorial Field House main gymnasium
    • Starting promptly at 9:00 a.m. Gymnasium doors will be closed so that the ceremony can start and is uninterrupted. Seating begins at 8:00 a.m. until 8:45 a.m.
    • Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. to the Memorial Field House


    • Light refreshments, fruit, danish, coffee, and drinks will be provided from 10:15 a.m. until noon in the Eberly College of Business and IT lobby/atrium. Refreshments will not be provided during the ceremony.
    • No tickets are needed, as we will have plenty of room for family members and friends to enjoy your commencement.
    • Parking will be available in the Eberly Lot, the Zink Lot, and Parking Garage. You do not need to pay for parking spots on the day of Commencement. Please keep in mind that you will be competing for spots with other graduates across campus—plan accordingly.
    • Wear your graduation regalia.


    Photos are permitted; however, no one will be permitted to come down on the gymnasium floor during the ceremony. Students and family members may take photos from their seats. Pictures may be taken before the ceremony. The stage will be available for pictures after the ceremony.

    Seating Arrangements

    Specific sections will be identified by major. You should sit in your specific section. If you are a double major, a section will be identified for you.


    Actual diplomas aren’t issued at college-level ceremonies or at the main ceremony. They will be mailed to your home address only after all grades have been posted and you have been cleared for graduation. Diploma covers will be issued during the college-wide ceremony.

    The Eberly Ceremony

    Students will be recognized by the dean of the Eberly College and by the chairperson of his/her department. Each student will be called to the stage for recognition. Faculty members from across the college will be in attendance. There will be short presentations and awards given.

    The Main Ceremony

    Visit the university website about Commencement.

    Hundreds of family members have invested a significant amount of money, time, and concern for their children over these past academic years. This is supposed to be a special time for everyone!

    Do Not Be Late!
    The ceremony will start at 9:00 a.m. sharp! Doors will be closed at start time.

    Do Not Leave Early!
    This is a disruption to everyone and is not fair to graduates or their families.