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Additionally, to ensure commencement goes smoothly for all CoLA graduates, please read below for important information specific to the College of Liberal Arts:
Tickets are required for all students – and for all guests attending the ceremony, including children over the age of two (no strollers allowed). Please inform your guests that the main doors to College Park Center will open one hour prior to each ceremony. Tickets will be distributed via your MAV e-mail address beginning Aprill 11th at 10:00 a.m. You will be sent 3 separate offers to claim tickets.
Ticket distribution will be as follows:
Each ticket drop will begin at 10:00 a.m. and access will be gradual.
HOLDING AREAS & THE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
The College will conduct commencement in alphabetical order by department. However, Ph.D. and Master Degree recipients will process before undergraduates. There will not be a rehearsal prior to the ceremonies. Candidates must report to Gate 1 - the west doors of College Park Center (practice gyms) no later than 1:30 p.m. to attend the 3:00 ceremony. Candidates will be grouped in different holding areas by department. At the tables in each holding area, students will pick up a name card, placed in a pre-determined order and given instructions concerning the ceremony. NO personal items may be left in the gym/waiting area or carried on stage – this includes cell phones, purses, cameras, etc. We anticipate that the ceremony will last approximately 2 hours.
CAP AND GOWN
Regalia, including tassels and Honor Cords, must be purchased from the University Bookstore prior to the ceremony. You should have received information from the Bookstore about purchasing regalia, but if not, please contact them to place your order. No one will be allowed to walk in the ceremony without proper regalia. Please note that the tassel color for The College of Liberal Arts is white. Ph.D. tassels are gold, regardless of college.
Click HERE to determine if you are eligible for Latin Honors.
Spring 2018 Graduation Photo Gallery
Spring 2018 Masters Hooding Ceremony Photo Gallery
For more information, to include receipt of diploma, photography during the ceremony, and important information for your guests, please download CoLA’s SPRING 2018 COMMENCEMENT GUIDELINES.