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Commencement Details – 2017

Congratulations Graduates of 2017!

The Department of Political Science Spring Commencement Ceremony will take place, Monday, June 19 at 4:00 p.m. on the Knight Law Center East Lawn

This is our rain or shine location, and there is very little shade or cover available. Consider bringing an umbrella for rain and some bottled water for sunshine.

Information for Graduates and families:

  • Graduates should arrive onsite for check-in by 3:30 p.m. Find the registration table located within Global Scholars Hall.
    • Commencement volunteers will be present to hand you your registration card and ceremony instructions.
    • If you did not pre-register by the department deadline you will be asked to fill out a blank registration card.
  • The department ceremony is on the grass between Global Scholars Hall and the Knight Law Center.
    • Signs and commencement volunteers will be stationed around the area to direct you and your guests.
    • We ask that your party arrive no earlier than 3:00 pm to not interrupt the preceding ceremony.
    • Sections for graduate seating and ADA will be taped off.
    • Restrooms and water fountains are available in the Global Scholars Hall.
  • Click HERE for information on free shuttles, parking and transportation.
  • Graduates will be presented a degree cover onstage.
    • Degrees will be mailed from the Registrar to your permanent address.
      • Make sure your address is correct in DuckWeb.
  • The department office, PLC 936, will be open from 9:30 – Noon. We will be closed the remainder of the day to coordinate the ceremony.

How to participate in the University Commencement Ceremony:

  • Due to limited capacity, graduates will need to register to reserve their seat at the University Commencement Ceremony and tickets will be required for guests.

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