Details subject to change
Friday, May 25, 2018
No tickets required
Senior Family Reception
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a chance to mingle with faculty, staff and other students as we celebrate our graduates. Graduates and two family members attend free. Additional tickets may be purchased.
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Commencement Day Breakfast
Forrer Dining Hall
Graduates attend free. Others may purchase tickets.
Old Morrison Lawn
Alumni Welcome Reception immediately following the ceremony
No tickets required
If it rains, the ceremony will be in the Beck Center followed by a reception in the Campus Center. Seven rain tickets per graduate will be handed out to students during Senior Week in the event of inclement weather.
The commencement ceremony will be streamed live on our university Facebook page
Limited seating will be available in Carrick Theater to watch the live stream.
Each student will receive 7 rain tickets for entry to the commencement ceremony in case of rain. There will be no open seating available. Rain tickets will be picked up during senior send off along with caps and gowns.
This year we are adding four banners, one for each academic division, to Alumni Plaza as a way to find your family and friends during the Alumni Welcome Reception following Commencement. The banners will be located on lamp posts at each corner of Alumni Plaza. Faculty members for each division can also use the banners as a way to greet students from their divisions.
Parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in the University parking lots located on Fourth Street and Upper Street and in the semi-circle in front of the Haupt Humanities building on North Broadway. Old Morrison Circle will be closed to parking.
Handicapped parking will be available and can be arranged ahead of time by contacting Disability Services at 859-233-8502. Public safety officers will have a motorized cart in the parking lot off Fourth Street behind the Mitchell Fine Arts Center for guests who need assistance.
Order your official commencement announcements by clicking here.
Caps and Gowns
Students can buy caps and gowns at the bookstore for $46.64 including tax. Graduates can prepay for the Cap and Gown package at Senior Preview on February 22. Caps and gowns can be picked up during Senior Week.
We are pleased to have an arrangement with Dan Silvestri of Impact Photography for our commencement photography. Orders may be placed at any time by contacting Impact Photography at 859-252-0725
- Pkg. 1: One 8x10” group graduation photo and one 5x7” individual graduate photo, $65
- Pkg. 2: One 8x10” group graduation photo and three 5x7” individual graduate photos, $75
- Pkg. 3: One 8x10” individual graduation photo and three 5x7”individual graduate photos, $85
- One 8x10” group graduation photo, $50
- One 5x7” individual graduate photo only, $45
- Additional 5x7” individual graduate photo with any purchase above, $20
- Additional 8x10” individual graduate photo with any purchase above, $25
Restrooms and First Aid
Restrooms will be available on the ground level of Old Morrison, the Cowgill Center and the Brown Science Center.
A first aid station will be set up in front of the Cowgill Center.