Dress Code

  • Students have the option of wearing the following:
    • Professional dress
    • Academic attire (cap, gown, hoods, etc.)
  • Please note that you will be processing up and down a number of stairs in Kane Hall, so choose your footwear wisely


  • Students need to arrive at Kane Hall by 8:00 a.m.
  • Please give tickets to your guests BEFORE the event or upon arrival. People cannot be admitted to Kane Hall without a ticket and we are not equipped to provide "will call" service.
  • There will already be a program waiting for you on your seat, so please do not pick one up on the way in.
  • You will not be able to carry anything in your hands when you process, so please give family/friends any belongings.
  • We will line you up for the ceremony alphabetically, by degree program around 8:15.
  • Please check in with your Student Services Adviser in the lobby of Kane Hall for line up.

Guest Seating

  • Doors open for guests with seating accommodations at 7:45 a.m. Those with special accommodations should let the ushers know at the door so they can be of assistance.
  • Doors open for all other guests at 8:00 a.m. and programs will be handed out at the door by our ushers
  • Guest seating is first come, first served (lower level and balcony).
  • Children are welcome, but do need a ticket if they are not of lap-sitting age


  • At 8:30 sharp all students will process onto the stage of Kane Hall and then down the stairs to their seats in the auditorium
  • There will be reserved seating in the center/main floor for all students participating in the ceremony and you will sit with your graduating classmates.


  • Faculty and students will speak, we will have some very special awards to present, we will recognize each individual graduate, and then view our spectacular video/slide show tribute!
  • Please note - anyone who does not Submit a Student Introduction Form will only have their name announced at the ceremony