May Commencement 2017

Location: Rupp Arena

Friday, May 5th:

  • 10am - College of Agriculture, Food & Environment, College of Communication & Information, College of Public Health, The Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, The Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce
  • 2pm - College of Business & Economics, College of Health Sciences, College of Fine Arts, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy
  • 4pm - College of Law (located at Singletary Center for the Arts)


Sunday, May 7th:

  • 10am - College of Arts & Sciences, College of Social Work, College of Design
  • 2pm - College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Medicine


Please note:

  • Any student whose name is on the approved degree list who has a conflict between a final exam and the Commencement ceremony may reschedule their final examination for another time agreed to by the Instructor during the final examination period. The notice to reschedule must be given to the class instructor no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled examination.


Register for Commencement

Registration for the May Commencement Ceremonies is now open. For more information, please visit our Registration page.

* All students, no matter their degree, will walk with their specific college. For example: all baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral students within the College of Arts & Sciences will walk during the A&S ceremony.


Grad Salute

Grad Salute was held Tuesday, March 7th through Friday, March 10, 2017 at the King Alumni House located on Rose Street.

Times: 10am - 6pm



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