Graduate Commencement

Graduate Ceremony Information

Saturday, May 20, 2023*~ Koessler Athletic Center
3pm (Procession begins at 2:50pm)**

During this ceremony, President Steve K. Stoute will confer the degrees for our honorary degree recipient(s) and the degrees for our master's students in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education and Human Services and the Richard J. Wehle School of Business.  Each student will cross the stage and receive their diploma and the chosen commencement student speaker will address students and guests.

Students graduating in this ceremony, honorees for this ceremony, and members of the platform party are to report to the Patrick Lee Center (Koessler Athletic Center) by 2:00pm to prepare for their ceremony.
Guest seating begins at 2:15pm for the Graduate ceremony.


*New for 2023Tickets are required for the Graduate Ceremony.



Graduates and guests are welcome to park in any open and available lot on Commencement day. Please follow any and all state and local regulations for street parking, as well as for handicapped accessibility parking. Parking permits are not required to park in lots.  Shuttle service will also be available.  See the map below.


The Graduate Commencement ceremony will be livestreamed. The link to the ceremony will be made available on the day of your event.

**Schedule is subject to change

Graduate Commencement Student Speaker 2023

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Samantha Koch MS '23 will address the graduates at the Graduate Ceremony on May 20.

Commencement Questions

For questions about applying for graduation contact Student Records and Financial Services at @email. For questions regarding the Ceremony, please email @email.