Ceremony Time and Location:
The Winter Commencement ceremony is Saturday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. in the Niss Athletic Center located on Moss Hill Drive. No tickets will be required for the indoor ceremony.
Graduates are to assemble at 9:00 a.m. inside the Niss Athletic Center. The lineup area will be on the far side of the track, opposite from the main entrance. Faculty volunteers will assist you in lining up according to the degree received.
9:00 a.m. - Graduates line up in the assigned area in the Niss Center, by degree, alphabetically. During this lineup, each graduate will be given a card with his or her name and honors listed.
9:55 a.m. The processional will begin with the platform party proceeding to the stage. The faculty and students will proceed to seating on the field.
Parents and guests attending the ceremony can park in any of the parking lots on campus. The recommended parking lots for Commencement are Lots B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, or M. From these lots, guests will walk to the Niss Athletic Center. We will have passenger golf carts to shuttle guests in need of assistance from the parking lots to the commencement ceremony.
Please note, Lot T will be reserved for handicapped accessible parking only, thus we will have Broad Street closed off from Moss Hill Drive to Davis Street and only vehicles with a handicapped accessible placard/license plate will be permitted to drive through this area.
For more information about Commencement parking, see the Commencement Parking Map.