Student Information

Graduate Sendoff Event

  • Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2024
  • Time: 12 p.m.. – 5 p.m.
  • Location: Student Center Patio (#20 on the campus map)

RSVP to the Graduate Sendoff

Rehearsal and Reception Details (Attendance Required)

  • Date: Thursday, May 24, 2024
  • Time: 3 p.m.
  • Location: Martin Luther King, Jr Communications Arts Center, Myers Auditorium (#2 on the campus map)

NOTE: Please bring your cap and hood.

Commencement Day Information

  • Date: Friday, May 24, 2024
  • Graduates Arrival: 7 a.m.
  • Processional: 8:20 a.m. from A.C. Jordan Arena, located at the Leonidas S. James Physical Education Complex. (#7 on the campus map)
  • Ceremony: 9 a.m. at Bulldog Stadium (#10 on the campus map)

Ticket Information

  • Selection: Indicate your preference for electronic or printed tickets via the email shared.
  • Distribution: Tickets will be sent to the student’s email. It's the student’s responsibility to distribute them among guests.

NOTE: Ticket duplication is strictly prohibited. Duplicated tickets will lead to denial of entry.

Graduates Arrival and Check-in

  • Time: No later than 7:30 a.m.
  • Location: A.C. Jordan Arena, Leonidas S. James Physical Education Complex (#7 on the campus map)

Details: Graduates will receive name cards and undergraduate honor cords at check-in. Breakfast is available until 8 a.m., with assembly starting at 8:15 a.m. under the guidance of University Marshals.

Guest Arrival and Seating

  • Doors Open: 7:30 a.m.
  • Seating: General seating concludes by 8:15 a.m. and will pause during the processional.

Viewing Options: Guests without tickets can watch the live stream at or at on-campus at the satellite locations listed below.

See our policy regarding what bags are permitted in the venue.

Satellite Locations


  • Graduates and individuals with disabilities will be directed to the student center parking lots.
  • General parking: Available in any lot as directed. Campus map available on the website.

Commencement Inclement Weather Protocol

The five-day forecast for May 24, 2024, predicts intervals of sun and clouds, with a slight chance of rain. In the event of inclement weather, the university will implement the following protocol:

  • Rain only:  Commencement will continue to be held at the Bulldog Stadium. Ponchos will be provided for all graduates and available for guests. Umbrellas are prohibited. Guests are encouraged to view the Commencement virtually or visit one of the many Satellite Viewing Locations throughout campus identified by signage.
  • Rain with lightning: Lightning presents a serious threat to the safety of everyone in the stadium. If lightning occurs while the program is in progress, the ceremony will end, and all graduates and guests will be directed to indoor locations. The ceremony will not resume.

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