The ceremony is approximately two hours long.
It is imperative for graduates to arrive by noon for check in.
Students who do not check in by noon may lose the opportunity to participate in the ceremony.
Doctoral students' will be hooded on stage by their major professor. Please drape your hood over your arm when you are called up to the stage to receive your certificate.
Tassels start off on the right side. When you are asked to approach the stage to accept your certificate, you will be directed to move them to the left.
There is no limit as to the number of guests that you can bring; however, seats are available on a first come, first served basis.
Yes, handicapped seating is available. Elevators are located in the first hallway on the right when entering the main entrance of the Main Stage Theatre.
Yes, arrangements have been made to have an interpreter present at graduation.
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No. University Commencement will award degrees only to undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as all candidates for Associate Degrees.
If you're earning a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, you should get a salmon-colored tassel. Doctoral candidates should receive a blue tassel. Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) candidates should receive a teal tassel. Everyone else should receive a sage green colored tassel.
You need to give the full name of the school, "School of Public Health and Health Professions" and the Department and Program in which you are graduating from.
|PhD, MA |
|Community Health and Health Behavior||Community Health and Health Behavior |
|Exercise and Nutrition Sciences||Exercise Science |
|PhD, MS, BS |
|Rehabilitation Science||Rehabilitation Science |
Advanced MS, BS/MS
|Epidemiology and Environmental Health||Epidemiology |
|PhD, MS |