Message to December 2016 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, animals except service animals, skateboards, and roller shoes.

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 AM)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2016 at 3:00 PM
Undergraduate and Graduate Students for:
College of Education
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
(Candidates report to Main Concourse at 2:00 PM)

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 December 2016 graduation will receive an email (to their email address) by mid-October with ticket information.  Tickets will be required for guests to attend the ceremonies. 

Additional information for the December 2016 Commencement Ceremonies will be posted as it becomes available.