Message to December 2017 Graduates

Two Commencement Ceremonies will be held in the Dale F. Halton Arena located in the James H. Barnhardt Student Activity Center.   Each ceremony will last approximately 2 hours.

For your safety, bag checks will be conducted at entry points.  Prohibited items include but not limited to: weapons, alcoholic beverages, glass containers, noisemakers, laser pointers, non-service animals, skateboards, and roller shoes.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2017 AT 10:00 A.M.
Undergraduate and Graduate Students for:
College of Arts + Architecture
Belk College of Business
College of Computing and Informatics
The William States Lee College of Engineering
College of Health and Human Services
(Candidates report to Main Concourse at 9:00 a.m.)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2017 AT 3:00 P.M.
Undergraduate and Graduate Students for:
Cato College of Education
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
(Candidates report to Main Concourse at 2:00 p.m.)

University policy states that students participate in the Commencement Ceremony for the term in which they complete their degree requirements. Students completing their degrees in the summer or fall terms participate in the December Commencement Ceremonies.

Students who have applied for Summer 2017 or December 2017 graduation will receive an email ( by mid-October with ticket information. Tickets will be required for guests to attend the ceremonies.

Additional information for the December 2017 Commencement Ceremonies will be posted as it becomes available.