Thank you for your attendance at this momentous event in our graduates' careers!


Ph.D. Advisor Guidelines

Ph.D. advisors are invited to join their graduates at Commencement on Thursday, May 2. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the ceremony begins at 4 p.m. 

  • Please arrive by 3:30 p.m. in the manadatory academic regalia. 
  • Entrance for Ph.D. advisors is through the Zelnak Basketball Practice Facility
  • RSVP is not required to attend as Ph.D. advisor. 
  • Commencement will not feature a formal processional. 
  • Advisors will be directed to sit on the court with their student. 
  • We recommend exchanging cell phone numbers with your student to find them on Commencement day.

Rent Faculty Regalia



Faculty Volunteers

  • Each semester, the Commencement Office requests volunteers from the Colleges to assist in executing this momentous student event. 
  • Please let us know if you would like to volunteer by filling out the form below. 

Be a Volunteer



Staff Parking

  • Staff parking is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
  • Faculty and staff assisting at the graduate ceremony are encouraged to walk to the ceremony.

Venue and Parking