Frequently Asked Questions
When is Commencement?
The Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM on the Quad.
How long does the Commencement Ceremony last?
The ceremony will be approximately 2 1/2 - 3 hours, depending upon the number of graduates taking part. We ask that all students receiving their diplomas return to their seat after their moment on the stage.
How do I order my graduation cap & gown?
How do I order my graduation announcements?
Where do I park?
Commencement parking [PDF] is available in the Campus Parking Garage, the Gateway Garage and surrounding lots. Shuttle vans will be transporting guests from parking lots to campus and back to their cars at the end of the program. Parking will not be available on West Street, nor on the Quad.
What are the arrangements for handicap parking?
If you or your guests are physically challenged, we have dedicated parking in the Daniels Lot along Institute Road, the Einhorn Lot, the West Street Lot, and a few spots at the new Parking garage. We will use electric golf-carts to asssit you to a special seating area. Due to space limitations, we can permit only two (2) family members to be with each physically challenged guest in this seating area. Student ushers will be available to assist guests to the reserved seating area.
Who do I contact in case of an emergency?
Contact any Campus Police Officer for help!
When will my son/daughter get their diploma?
Graduates will receive their diplomas as this time.
Will I be able to take pictures during the ceremony?
Yes, we have a photo stand and you will be permitted to access the stand as your student's name is approaching. Names are called in alpha order. Please do not wait around the photo area, as this interferes with other guests being able to get their special photo! Please also do not stand in the aisles to take photographs, as this blocks the view of seated guests.