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Summer 2018 Commencement

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Summer 2018 Commencement

Friday August 10, 2018

Strahan Arena at the University Event Center

Friday, August 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. Watch Live

College of Liberal Arts

College of Science and Engineering

University College

The Graduate College


Friday, August 10, 2018, 2:00 p.m. Watch Live

College of Applied Arts

McCoy College of Business Administration

The Graduate College


Friday, August 10, 2018, 6:00 p.m. Watch Live

College of Education

College of Fine Arts and Communication

College of Health Professions

The Graduate College

The Difference Between Participating in Commencement and Graduating

It is important that candidates and families understand the difference between "participating in commencement [walking across the stage]" and "graduating [receiving a diploma]".

Please visit the Candidate Instructions page for details.

Your Name at Commencement

While applying for graduation, you may have noticed that your name needs to be updated in the University database. For example, adding your full middle name instead of just a middle initial.

In order to change your name with the University, you must submit a Personal Information Update Request with the Registrar's Office.

This name change will affect your diploma, the commencement program, your name Reader Card, and all other university documents.

For information regarding the graduation application, visit the Candidate Instructions page.

For diploma information, visit the Candidate Information webpage and the Office of University Registrar's Office website at