Convocation Day Schedule of Events

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Cap and Gown Pick Up – Meeting Room 107

  • Signs will direct you to the gowning room. Staff will be available to assist you.
  • Pick up your cap and gown early so that you have time before Convocation to take pictures with family and friends.
  • Programs will be available for graduates in the gowning room.
  • There will be a supervised coat check in the gowning room for graduates

1:15 p.m. – Assemble for Convocation Procession

  • With your gown and cap on, move to the procession line. TASSELS ON THE RIGHT SIDE.
  • Graduates will receive their degrees in the following order: 
    • Master of Arts in Biblical and Christian Studies
    • Master of Information Systems Assurance Management
    • Master of Information Systems Security Management
    • Bachelor of Education (After-Degree)
    • Bachelor of Environmental Health (After-Degree)
    • Bachelor of Arts (four-year and three-year)
    • Bachelor of Management (four-year)
    • Bachelor of Science (four-year and three-year)
  • Please line up alphabetically (by last name) according to your degree (follow the program). Signs for each degree will be posted. Marshals will be able to help you.

2 p.m. – Convocation Ceremony – Hall H

  • Maintain an interval of two to three feet from the person in front of you. As you enter the hall, the marshals will direct you on where to sit.
  • Men: Tradition dictates that you remove your mortar board when you are sitting.
  • Women: Please keep your mortar board on throughout the ceremony.
  • If you already have a degree, do not wear your previous hood during the ceremony.
  • If you are receiving two degrees at this convocation, please remove the first hood you receive before going up to receive your second hood.
  • As you approach the stage you will receive a name card. Hand this card to Dr. Manfred Zeuch on the side of the stage and wait until he reads your name aloud.
  • Proceed across the stage to kneel and receive your hood. If you are physically unable to kneel, stand beside the kneeler and lower your head to receive your hood.
  • After receiving your hood, walk to the Chancellor to shake his hand and pause for a photograph.
  • Return to your seat as directed.
  • Please refrain from leaving before the ceremony is finished. Convocation is a celebration for all graduates!

4 to 6 p.m. – Chancellor’s Reception – Hall G

  • Join the Chancellor’s Reception and celebrate your success!

Pick Up Parchment & Return Gown

  • Pick up your parchment package from the robing room.
  • Return your gown before 5:00 p.m.
  • Failure to return your gown may result in the withholding of your official transcripts, shipping charges for returning the gown to the rental company, and/or the cost of the gown.

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