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May 2014 will feature, for the first time, three commencement ceremonies in an expansion designed to give graduates and their families the best experience possible. The May 17 ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; 1 p.m. for the School of Business and School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and 4 p.m. for the School of Education, all in the Campus Center arena.

Commencement is a celebrated occasion for graduates, family, friends, faculty and others to mark the outstanding achievements of our students. Due to a high demand that needs to be accommodated, each graduate is allotted five tickets for the ceremony. These tickets are attained when a graduation candidate picks up his or her cap and gown at the College Store.

The formal Commencement ceremony features a procession of faculty in academic robes, concise acknowledgement of students graduating with honors, and graduates crossing the stage in recognition of their achievement. A professional photographer will document students as they participate. More details for visitors can be found on the Guest Information page.

Seating for our guests is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors with physical disabilities who will need special seating or other arrangements should call 312-3358 in advance.

A campus map with Commencement traffic and parking information is available online (182 KB pdf).

Those unable to attend can watch it as a live Webcast or either live or rebroadcast on local cable.  You also can share your excitement via the #ozgrad hashtag on Twitter.

For more details and answers to commonly asked questions, visit the College Store's Commencement page.