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Spring 2021

Commencement Schedule

Important Dates 

Graduation Application Available: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Graduation Application Deadline: Friday, March 5, 2021

Commencement Ceremonies: Thursday and Friday, May 13 and 14, 2021

Diploma Mail Out Begins: Friday, June 11, 2021

Location

The commencement ceremonies for spring 2021 candidates will be in-person and held at Bobcat Stadium.

Holding outdoor commencement ceremonies presents challenges in terms of inclement weather.  In the event that inclement weather should be forecasted for Thursday and Friday, May 13 and 14, 2021, certain ceremonies could be postponed.  A “make-up” day, should one be needed, is scheduled for Saturday, May 15, 2021.

Decisions about schedule changes due to inclement weather will be made within a 24-hour timeframe prior to the event start time.  Announcements will be made on the commencement website and email communication will be sent to the campus community.  Candidates will receive an email with their new ceremony assignment and other relevant information.  Guest tickets will remain valid for the new date and time.

On account of the potential for commencement schedule changes within 24 hours of the scheduled event start time, it is important for candidates and guests to ensure that travel plans are flexible and take into account the “make-up” day.

We look forward to celebrating with our candidates and their guests this May!

Thursday, May 13, 2021, 10:00 a.m.

College of Liberal Arts Group 1
   Department of Anthropology
   Department of English
   Department of Geography
   Department of Political Science
   Department of Psychology
   Department of Sociology

University College

The Graduate College

 

Thursday, May 13, 2021, 2:00 p.m.

College of Applied Arts

College of Liberal Arts Group 2
   Department of History
   Dean, Liberal Arts
       International Studies
       International Relations
   Department of Philosophy
   Department of World Languages & Literatures

The Graduate College

 

Thursday, May 13, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

College of Health Professions

McCoy College of Business Administration Group 1
   Department of Accounting
   Dean, Business Administration
       Business Administration
   Department of Computer Information Systems & Quantitative Methods
   Department of Management

The Graduate College

 

Friday, May 14, 2021, 10:00 a.m.

College of Science and Engineering Group 1
   Department of Biology
   Department of Computer Science
   Department of Engineering Technology
   Department of Physics
   Dean, Science and Engineering
       Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization
       Interdisciplinary Science

McCoy College of Business Administration Group 2
   Department of Finance and Economics
   Department of Marketing

The Graduate College
 

Friday, May 14, 2021, 2:00 p.m.

College of Fine Arts and Communication Group 1
   School of Journalism and Mass Communication
   School of Music
   Department of Theatre and Dance

College of Science and Engineering Group 2
   Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
   Ingram School of Engineering
   Department of Mathematics

The Graduate College

 

Friday, May 14, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

College of Education

College of Fine Arts and Communication Group 2
   School of Art and Design
   Department of Communication Studies

The Graduate College