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Main Ceremony

The main ceremony in Lions Stadium will be held on Thursday, May 17, 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. Guests may also choose to view a live indoor simulcast of the main ceremony.

Check this diagram of the stadium setup to determine where your graduate is sitting on the field!

Tickets are not required for the main 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, i.e. lightning, Thursday’s main ceremony will be moved indoors to the Recreation Center and follow the schedule outlined in the severe weather scenarioTickets are required for admission to the main ceremony if the severe weather scenario is in effect.