Spring 2018 Commencement for the College of Agricultural Sciences

Date:     Sunday, May 6, 2018

Time:     3:30 pm*

Where:   Bryce Jordan Center

Commencement Coordinators:

Sheryl Flick, Event Coordinator, Kathy Pletcher, Student Records Coordinator,

Student Information

Graduates with Disabilities: Any spring graduates with disabilities must notify Sheryl Flick, 101 Ag. Admin. Building, , by April 1 if you anticipate needing any type of accommodations at the ceremony.  For your guests with disabilities, see section below for Guest Information.

Graduate Arrival: *Graduates must arrive, in appropriate academic regalia, between 2:30 and 3:00 pm and enter the Bryce Jordan center at Gate B.  Ushers will direct you to where the graduates enter the event floor.  Plan to be in your seat by 3 p.m. as the ceremony begins promptly at 3:30 p.m.

Academic Regalia: Academic regalia (cap and gown) or the dress of uniform of one of the U.S. Armed Forces is required to take part in the ceremony.   The cap should be worn flat on your head with the tassel on the right. Due to the formality of the occasion and safety concerns walking on the steps and stage, please wear appropriate footwear. It is requested that men wear slacks, a dress shirt and tie. For women, dress pants with a blouse or a dress is appropriate.

Name Cards: Graduates are to bring their name cards with them to the ceremony. These will be included in the graduation packets distributed in April.

Commencement Program: A commencement program is available at the ceremony, listing the names of those intending to graduate and who filed their intent to graduate prior to the filing deadline earlier in the semester.

Ceremony Overview: The ceremony will last approximately 2 hours and will include remarks by University administrators, an address by the commencement speaker, conferring of degrees, and individual recognition of each graduate while crossing the stage.

Diploma Distribution: Diplomas will be mailed to the graduate’s address several weeks after the ceremony.

Guest Information

No tickets are required to attend the ceremony.

The Bryce Jordan Center doors will open at 2:30.

Purse/Bag Policy:

Parking is free and will be available in the following lots:

Lot 44
Stadium West
Porter North

University Police will be directing traffic to the appropriate lot based on the traffic and parking conditions at the time of their arrival. Please use caution while traveling and allow extra time to reach your destination.

Seating will be available to guests with disabilities. Ushers will be available at the Founder’s Lounge entrance of the Bryce Jordan Center to assist individuals getting to the appropriate seating area. Please refer to Information for Families and Guests for complete seating and parking information at

Live Stream Available for College of Agricultural Sciences Commencement Ceremony
The University will provide live streaming for undergraduate commencement ceremonies. See the schedules and the live stream link listed at the University’s Commencement website to find our ceremony.

Visit the University’s Commencement website for general commencement information such as lodging and transportation.