Commencement Day

Baccalaureate Ceremony

The Baccalaureate ceremony has been canceled. Please see Baccalaureate Service for more information.

Commencement Ceremony

  • Students should arrive at The Ford Center at least 45 minutes before their set Commencement time.
  • Bags will be checked by Ford Center security. Do not bring any knives, guns, or outside food and beverages.
    • NOTE: No bag check for the students or secure area to leave your purse.
  • Find your correct line based on the number sent by email earlier that week.
  • Be sure to check in with your Line Marshal to receive your Name Card and any last minute instructions.
  • The ceremony will last 2 to 2 ½ hours.


  • Professional photographer Daniel Knight will be at the ceremony to take photos of graduates. Each student will be photographed receiving their diploma on stage.
  • Proofs will be emailed to each student, and photos may be ordered through Daniel Knight's Studio B Photography. Be watching for an email after Commencement!