Staging instructions

Students are expected to check-in at the Todd Wehr Auditorium prior to commencement between Noon and 1:00pm on the day of graduation. Ceremony instructions will be shared multiple times throughout the staging time. Please listen to these instructions carefully. There is no graduation rehearsal.

When you arrive to Todd Wehr Auditorium:

  1. We ask you please leave your personal items (including coats and purses) with your family and friends or leave them in the auditorium, as it will be locked during the graduation ceremony. Your guests should then go to the Field House entrance.
  2. Bring your academic attire with you to the auditorium for staging.
  3. Check-in and receive your name card. Students may make phonetic markings on their cards (for our announcers).
  4. Commencement staff will lead you into the Field House at the appropriate time where a formal processional will take place. You will be ushered to your appropriate seat.
  5. Staff will guide you to the stage at the appropriate time to receive your degree. Take your name card that you received during the check-in process. As you approach the stage, hand your name card to the announcer and begin walking across the stage. A photo will be taken of you as you as you receive the diploma cover and after you receive the diploma cover.
  6. Please plan to meet your guests in a preferred location after the ceremony.