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Main Ceremony

The Main Ceremony in Lions Stadium will be held on Thursday, May 19, with the academic processional beginning at 3 p.m.

Lions Stadium will open at 2 p.m., and families and guests are encouraged to find their seats by 2:45 p.m. Guest seating is available in the stadium bleachers and on field level. Accommodations are available for guests with special needs.

Tickets are not required for the fair weather ceremony in Lions Stadium.

The commencement Main Ceremony can be viewed live, via Webcast, beginning at 2:30 p.m. on the day of the event. A link to the Webcast will be posted on


Severe Weather

In the event of potentially dangerous weather or unsafe conditions for guests to sit outside, guests will be advised to follow the severe weather scenario. Tickets are required for admission to the main ceremony if the severe weather scenario is in effect.