Commencement Day

Baccalaureate Ceremony

  • The Baccalaureate ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Neu Chapel.
  • Please see Baccalaureate Service section for more information.


  • Students should arrive at The Ford Center no later than 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2020. (Doors open at 12:15 p.m.)
  • 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.
  • Ceremony will last 2 to 2 ½ hours.


  • A professional photographer from GradImages will take a photograph of each student as they receive their diploma cover.
  • Proofs will be sent to students.
  • Additional information is available at GradImages or calling 1-800-261-2576.

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Event Location:
The Ford Center