Saturday, May 21, 2022

Time Details
9:00 – 10:30 am Phi Beta Kappa Ceremony – Ford Chapel
10:00 am – 12:45 pm Brunch for Graduates – Brooks Dining Hall
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Brunch for Families (for purchase) – Brooks Dining Hall
11:00 am – Noon First-Generation Pinning Ceremony – Murray Lawn or Shafer Auditorium (rain location)
Tickets are not required for the First-Gen Pinning Ceremony regardless of location. Please be aware, however, that tickets are required for the Commencement ceremony if it is held indoors (4 tickets per student). If the pinning ceremony is held indoors, and more than four guests attend, those who do not have a ticket to the Commencement ceremony may remain in Shafer Auditorium to view the Commencement ceremony via simulcast.
1:00 pm SHARP Rehearsal for Graduates – Wise Center Performance Arena (rain or shine)
MANDATORY! Graduates, please arrive by 1:00 pm in cap & gown to get your seating assignment, line up position and receive instructions in advance of the Commencement Ceremony. We allow just enough time to accomplish this process, and your cooperation is appreciated (and needed). Graduates are honored individually. You will line up and process directly from rehearsal to the Commencement Ceremony site. Please note: The Performance Court will not be staffed once this session concludes. Please be prepared to take all belongings and valuables with you to the ceremony.
1:15 pm Faculty Line-Up – Brooks Walk or Wise Center, concourse level (rain location)
1:30 pm Academic Procession
Wise Sports Forum
2:00 – 4:30 pm Commencement Ceremony
Bicentennial Plaza (if outside)
Wise Center (rain location; tickets required; simulcast in Shafer Auditorium)
The formal graduation ceremony! A formal procession of students and faculty in academic regalia opens this traditional ceremony. A Presidential welcome and presentation of the honorary degree recipients and their remarks precede the conferring of degrees upon degree recipients. Closed circuit viewing will be set up in Raymond P. Shafer Auditorium. 
4:30 – 5:00 pm All-College Departmental Reception
Brooks Walk or Campus Center (rain location)
An opportunity for graduates to introduce their family to faculty and staff and to say goodbye to classmates in an informal relaxed atmosphere.