Day-Of Instructions for Graduate Students

  • The graduate commencement ceremony will take place at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex on Friday, May 7, 2021.

    For safety reasons, all participants and guests will need to wear face masks or coverings inside the KCAC, and the number of guests in attendance will be limited. Each graduate will receive two tickets for guests. Guest tickets that were not picked up previously will be available at a will call table.

    The doors to the KCAC will open one hour before the ceremony start time. Please be aware that once you have entered and your ticket has been collected, no re-entry will be permitted.

    A video live-stream of all the ceremonies will be provided for additional family and friends to be part of the graduation event.

    Graduate University Commencement Ceremony

    Begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021

    • Arrive at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex no later than 6:00 p.m.

    • Doors open for family and friends attending the ceremony at 6:00 p.m.

    • Arrive prepared, dressed in your regalia (cap, gown, tassel, hood etc.).

    • Graduates will follow directional signage and use the dedicated, graduates-only entrance #21 located on the west/stadium side of the Kovalchick Complex. They will then be directed to their seat in the arena.

    • Here are travel directions.

    • Parking is available.

    • A professional photography company will be on hand to take pictures. They will contact you by email within a few weeks following the ceremony.