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Commencement Events




Order online Before February 25, 2017

Order cap and gown (regalia)  

Order online

February 21-24, 2017 Senior Photos
Visit www.ouryear.com (code: 721) to schedule an appointment or call 1.800.OUR-YEAR (687.9327)
MLK Student Center, 3rd Floor, Suite 302

April 3-4, 2017 
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Graduation Fair
(Eligible graduates can: Pick up cap and gown–regalia; Order class rings; Order or pickup graduation announcements

Bookstore, MLK Student Center 

April 28, 2017 Reading Day  

May 1 – May 5, 2017

Finals Week 


Friday, May 12, 2017
9 a.m.

Rehearsal (Mandatory) (includes cord distribution)

Alumni Stadium
Friday, May 12, 2017
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
A Gentlemen’s Brunch (Senior Class men only)   
Hosted by President Harry L. Williams

Please RSVP by April 28

Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center, 2nd Floor Parlors

Friday, May 12, 2017
11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

A Ladies Tea (Senior Class ladies only)   
Hosted by First Lady Dr. Robin Williams
(Wear your favorite hat) 
Please RSVP by April 28

Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center, 2nd Floor Parlors

Saturday, May 13, 2017
8:30  a.m.

Commencement LINEUP

Undergraduates – Outdoor basketball courts (between the MLKSC and WRC)

Faculty, Graduates (Master‘s degrees, EdD and PhD) – Indoor basketball court in the WRC

Saturday, May 13, 2017
10 a.m. (processional starts at 9:30 a.m.)   


Commencement PARKING—on campus ONLY - parking at area businesses may get you ticketed/towed.


Alumni Stadium (There will be accommodations for the handicapped and hearing impaired.)
(Overflow seating–watch Commencement live on screens in the MLKSC, 2nd floor parlors or the Theater, E&H bldg.)