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Ceremony Dates

Congratulations on your achievement!

Commencement Ceremonies are held each year to honor graduates from all four schools: College of Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing, School of Profession and Graduate Studies, and School of Nursing.

May 2021 Ceremonies to Include December 2019 and May and December 2020 grads

The May 2021 Commencement Ceremonies will be held in Liston Stadium. We understand that we cannot predict what our situation will be in May, but we are optimistic that we will be able to hold these ceremonies outdoors at Liston Stadium safely and successfully.

Friday, May 14, 2021, 10 a.m. (2 p.m. rain delay alternative, if needed)

School of Education: Doctoral degrees

Saturday, May 15, 2021 (Ceremony times will be announced later.)

School of Education: Master’s degrees
School of Professional and Graduate Studies: Master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees
School of Nursing: Master’s degrees

Saturday, May 22, 2021 (Ceremony times will be announced later.)

College of Arts and Sciences
School of Education: Bachelor’s degrees
School of Nursing: Bachelor’s degrees

Graduates from the December 2019, May 2020, and December 2020 classes who have indicated they will participate in the May 2021 ceremonies will receive detailed information from the Office of Academic Affairs for their specific ceremony. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs at