Tickets, Protocol, and Diplomas


No tickets are required for the outside ceremony on the Auxiliary Field. 

In the event of severe weather, tickets will be required to enter the ceremony location. Tickets will arrive to the address on file of the graduating student. Each student is given two (2) tickets. Seating will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis for those with tickets. No one will be admitted to the Gym without a ticket. Additional seats are available in the McInnis Auditorium for the live broadcast of the ceremony. Please cut out tickets and give them to your guests to bring to Commencement. Lost tickets cannot be replaced.

Protocol for Receiving your Diploma Cover

Stand when your program is called. Walk toward the podium and stop in front of the marshal until your name is called. When you hear your name, walk up the stairs to the President, take your diploma cover with your left hand, and shake hands with your right hand. Your picture will be taken as you receive your diploma cover.  Undergraduateds move your tassel from right to left. Your picture will be taken again before you return to your seat.


You will receive a diploma cover at Commencement. If you have completed all requirements, returned all books to the library, and your account is paid in full, your diploma will be mailed to your home address in July 2018. Please submit address changes in writing to the Registrar's Office.

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