Graduate Ceremony

The Graduate Ceremony will be on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the John M. and Gertrude E. Petersen Events Center, beginning at 4 p.m. The ceremony is for candidates of master's, professional doctoral, and doctoral degrees.

This is a campus-wide ceremony. The individual school ceremonies will still be happening throughout Graduation Week. 

Academic Regalia is required to participate. You can purchase your regalia at Graduation Central.

  • Doors to the Petersen Events Center will open for friends and family at 3 p.m. 
  • Graduates are to arrive no later than 2:30 p.m. It is imperative that they be lined up for the academic procession prior to the start of the ceremony.
  • All graduates enter the Petersen Events Center through the Lawn Level entrance. Family and friends may enter through the Lobby or Concourse A entrances.

Should you have any immediate questions, contact the Office of Special Events at or 412-624-7100.