Commencement and Convocation

Information for graduating students wishing to participate in the university-wide Commencement and School of Music Convocation ceremonies held each May.


Commencement and Convocation

School of Music Convocation

Sunday, May 12, 2024, at 1 PM, in Smith Memorial Hall

The School of Music hosts a schoolwide ceremony in May to recognize students earning a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree. Participating doctoral degree candidates must have defended and deposited by the published deadlines. Participating doctoral degree candidates will be hooded during the ceremony.

If you are graduating in May, August, or December (BME students only) or have already graduated and would like to participate in our ceremony, please complete a registration form by Friday, April 5, at 4 p.m. Late reservations will not be accepted.

Tickets are not required for this event; however, seating is limited. We ask that each graduate bring no more than five guests. This year’s ceremony will be live-streamed for guests who cannot attend.

Proper academic regalia (cap and gown) is required for our ceremony. Academic regalia rental orders must be placed online through Herff Jones by Tuesday, April 9.

University-wide Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. at Memorial Stadium

For more information about the university-wide ceremony and ticket information, visit

For questions related to undergraduate eligibility: FAA Undergraduate Academic Affairs: contact

For questions related to graduate eligibility and convocation, contact Jenny PhillipsSoM Academic Affairs

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