Dual Ceremonies and Eligibility


You are eligible to participate in one of two Commencement ceremonies in the Steele Hall fieldhouse on Saturday, May 16, 2020, if:

  • You completed or anticipate completing bachelor's/master's degree or advanced certificate requirements in January, May, August or December 2020.
  • You completed degree or certificate requirements in August or December 2019, and did not participate in either of the May 2019 Commencement ceremonies.

If you expect to complete your degree requirements in J-term or Spring 2021, and have extenuating circumstances which will preclude you from participating in Commencement 2021, you may complete the online Appeal Form before Friday, April 3, 2020, to be considered to participate in Commencement 2020.

You must apply for your degree. Applications are available in the Registrar's Office in Reed Library and must be completed by Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. There is no fee to apply for a degree.

To participate in Commencement 2020, you will need to fill out the Commencement Participation Form. This form will be available to you through Your Connection in the beginning of March 2020. You can only view this form if you have filled out your Degree Application with the Registrar's Office. Please use this form to request your 4 initial tickets; you will also have the ability to request up to 4 additional tickets through this form (subject to available space). 

2020 Dual Ceremony Information

Graduates should communicate with their families their assigned ceremony. Commencement tickets will be color-coded for each ceremony.

For double majors, your ceremony will be according to your primary major - the one in which you'll receive your degree.

10 a.m. Ceremony

Ticket Color:

Steele Hall Fieldhouse - Purple

  • Communication (all specialties)
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dance
  • English (including Adolescence Education)
  • French (including Adolescence Education)
  • History (including Social Studies, Adolescence Education: Social Studies)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (major programs including Self-Design, American Studies, Arts Administration, International Studies, Legal Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies)
  • Journalism
  • Music (all areas/specialties including Music-Applied, Music Education, Music Performance, Composition, Sound Recording Technology, Music Therapy, Musical Theatre and Theory/Composition)
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Spanish (including Adolescence Education)
  • Theatre (all areas including Acting, Theatrical Production and Design, and Musical Theatre)
  • Visual Arts and New Media (all specialties, including Art History)

3 p.m. Ceremony

Ticket Color:

Steele Hall Fieldhouse - Brown

  • Accounting and Public Accountancy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology (including Adolescence Education, Exercise Science)
  • Business Administration (all specialties, including Music Industry, Sport Management)
  • Chemistry (including Adolescence Education)
  • Communication Disorders and Sciences (including Speech and Language Pathology, and Speech and Hearing Handicapped)
  • Computer Science and Computer Information Systems
  • Economics
  • Education (including Early Childhood Education, Childhood Education, Childhood Inclusive Education, Early Childhood-Childhood Education, Literacy Education, Curriculum and Instruction, TESOL, Language and Learning, and Advanced Certificate in TESOL, Bilingual, and School District Leadership and School Building Leadership)
  • Geosciences, Geochemistry (and all specialties including Earth Science and Adolescence Education)
  • Industrial Management
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (Environmental Sciences)
  • Mathematics (including Applied Mathematics, Middle Childhood - Mathematics Specialist, and Adolescence Education)
  • Medical Technology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Physics (including Adolescence Education)


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