Undergrad Graduation FAQ

When is the Graduation Ceremony?

May 3, 2017 at 12:30pm at the Performing Arts Center Auditorium. (This is different than the large ceremony on May 5, 2017.)


Is a Cap and Gown required for the ceremony?

Yes, a cap and gown is mandatory. You can order regalia through the bookstore.


Do I have to register for the Graduation Ceremony?

Yes, the deadline to register is Wednesday, April 26th


How do I request tickets? Can I request more than 4 tickets?

Intended graduates will request tickets during their online graduation registration process. During registration, you will be able to request tickets for your family and guests. Students are guaranteed 4 tickets, but may apply for more if available.

The deadline for registration is April 26, 2017.


If you cannot pick up your tickets at the scheduled pick-up times (these times will be communicated to your via e-mail by the Dodd Advising Office), your guests will be able to pick them up the day of graduation at the Performing Arts Center Box Office.


Where do I park?

Parking for Commencement is free and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Suggested parking is lot E-11.


When is the Practice Rehearsal?

Graduation practice will occur on May 2, 2017 at 11:15am in Room S151. The practice will allow you to ask questions and find out more details about Dodd’s Ceremony.


Where do I assemble before the Graduation?

Graduates will organize in room S151 at 11:15am on May 3.


Will there be a reception?

Yes, following the Graduation Ceremony, there will be a reception in the Atrium at the Lamar Dodd School of Art for all graduates, their families, faculty, and staff.