Convocations

Each college holds convocations the day after commencement.  Each graduate is recognized by name and walks across the stage to receive their diploma cover. The college dean presides at convocation, and the ceremony lasts approximately 2 hours. Students who graduate in December are invited to attend the next April graduation ceremonies and those who graduate in June are invited to attend the August graduation ceremonies.

April Convocation Schedule - Friday, April 28, 2017

8:00 am Marriott School of Management
Marriott Center
School of Education Smith Fieldhouse
Kennedy Center for International Studies JSB Auditorium
Physical & Mathematical Sciences

Wilkinson Student Center

Ballroom

Fine Arts & Communications (Dance, Music,

MDT, TMA)

deJong Concert Hall
Religious Education W-111 Benson Building
11:00 am Humanities
Marriott Center
Engineering & Technology (Engineering) Smith Fieldhouse
Nursing JSB Auditorium

Fine Arts & Communications (Communications)

deJong Concert Hall
2:00 pm Family Home & Social Sciences
Marriott Center
Engineering & Technology (Technology)

Wilkinson Student Center

Ballroom

Fine Arts & Communications (Art, Design)

deJong Concert Hall
5:00 pm Life Sciences
Marriott Center
Law School

deJong Concert Hall

 

April Convocation Meeting Place and Time for Graduates - April 28, 2017

The table below indicates where graduates meet for convocation. 

College

Meeting Place

Meeting Time

Education

West Annex of Smith

Fieldhouse

1 hour

before convocation

Ira A. Fulton College of

Engineering and Technology

Engineering:

 

Technology:

 

West Annex of Smith

Fieldhouse

 

Garden Court of Wilkinson

Student Center

 

45 minutes

before

convocation

1 hour before

convocation

Family, Home,

and Social Sciences

Southeast corner of

Marriott Center, outside.

1 hour before

convocation

Fine Arts and Communications

(3 different convocations)

HFAC tunnel, located on

the 2nd floor in the north

end of the building

45 minutes before

each convocation

Humanities

Southeast corner of the

Marriott Center across

from the Bean Museum

and Carillon Bell Tower.

1 hour before

convocation

Kennedy Center

JSB Lobby

30 minutes

before

convocation

Law School

HFAC tunnel, located on

the 2nd floor in the north end

of the building

1 hour before

convocation

Life Sciences

Graduate students and

undergraduate students meet

outside, at the southeast side of

the Marriott Center, to pick up

name cards and line up.

1 hour before

convocation

Marriott School of Management

Graduate students and

undergraduate students meet

outside, at the southeast side of 

the Marriott Center, to pick up

name cards and line up.

 

1 hour before

convocation

Nursing

JSB lobby

1 hour before

convocation

Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Garden Court of the

Wilkinson Student Center

30 minutes

before

convocation

Religious Education

W-111 of the Benson

Building

30 minutes before

convocation

 

August Convocation Schedule - Friday, August 18, 2017

8:00 am Marriott School of Management Marriott Center
School of Education Smith Fieldhouse
Physical & Mathematical Sciences

Wilkinson Student Center

Ballroom

11:00 am Humanities Marriott Center
Engineering & Technology Smith Fieldhouse
Fine Arts & Communications
deJong Concert Hall
Nursing JSB Auditorium
2:00 pm Family Home & Social Sciences Marriott Center
5:00 pm Life Sciences Marriott Center

The Kennedy Center, Law School, and Religious Education will not be holding August convocations.

August Convocation Meeting Place and Time for Graduates - August 18, 2017

College

Meeting Place

Meeting Time

Education

West Annex of Smith

Fieldhouse

1 hour

before convocation

Ira A. Fulton College of

Engineering and Technology

 

West Annex of Smith

Fieldhouse

 

 

45 minutes

before

convocation

 

Family, Home,

and Social Sciences

Southeast corner of

Marriott Center, outside.

1 hour before

convocation

Fine Arts and Communications

HFAC tunnel, located on

the 2nd floor in the north

end of the building

45 minutes before

convocation

Humanities

Southeast corner of the

Marriott Center across

from the Bean Museum and

the Carillon Bell Tower.

1 hour before

convocation

Life Sciences

Marriott Center, outside

the southeast side

to pick up name cards

and line up.

1 hour before

convocation

Marriott School of Management

Marriott Center, outside

the southeast side

to pick up name cards

and line up.

1 hour before

convocation

Nursing

JSB lobby

1 hour before

convocation

Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Garden Court of the

Wilkinson Student Center

30 minutes

before

convocation