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Spring Commencement

The spring commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, May 8th at 7:00pm at Selland Arena for traditional undergraduate, degree completion and graduate students.  Hooding ceremonies for each of the schools will take place just prior to the commencement service.

Rehearsal

No rehearsal is scheduled. Students should line up 30 minutes prior to the ceremony, wearing their regalia and holding their personalized name cards. 

Commencement Packets

Commencement packets will be mailed to all participants the week of April 13th. Packets will include participant instructions and personalized name cards.

Tickets & Seating

No tickets will be required for the spring commencement ceremony.  Doors will open one hour before the ceremonies.  Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis at Selland Arena.  The ceremony will also be streaming online.

Special Needs Seating

For special seating arrangements (i.e. hearing impaired, wheelchair, ASL interpreter, etc.), please contact the Student Life Office no later than two weeks prior to commencement at 559-453-2073. All other seating is first-come, first-served.

Photography

Professional photographers will photograph each candidate receiving his/her diploma from the president and at the bottom of the stairs following each student’s recognition on stage. Each candidate will be provided a 2" X 2" proof photograph in the mail about a week following your ceremony. If you like the proof, you will be able to order enlargements.

For safety reasons, all ceremony photography by family and friends must be taken from their seats. Family and friends wishing to take close-up photos of their student and the president may do so after the ceremony.

Regalia

Regalia (cap/gown, hood) may be purchased in the Pacific Bookshop. Bookshop hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday. Pick up your regalia early as the gowns need to be ironed or steamed.