Morning and afternoon Commencement ceremonies to be held indoors, Monday, May 13

Morning and afternoon Commencement ceremonies to be held indoors, Monday, May 13


Multiple weather forecasts—including the National Weather Service/Mount Holly—are calling for rain during the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Commencement ceremonies for the College of Science & Mathematics and School of Health Professions. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we will hold the ceremonies in Esby Gymnasium and the Student Recreation Center in the interest of safety and comfort.

Faculty and student arrival
Platform guests and students should arrive one hour before the ceremony starts. Students will not process in. They will be seated by major in the front rows by the beginning of the program.

Tickets required
Every guest must have a ticket to enter the ceremony. Students are allowed to have four guests each. If they haven't already, students should download their tickets at the Commencement ticket website. Doors will open one hour and 15 minutes before the ceremony start time.

The programs will be streamed live online. Guests also can view the ceremonies on campus in the Chamberlain Student Center, Rooms 127/129.

Small children—younger than six—may sit on the lap of an adult. Please avoid bringing strollers into the gyms if possible.

Guests without tickets may be allowed to enter once ticket holders are seated and if there is room available. We will seat these guests five minutes before the ceremonies are to begin.

We apologize if this change causes any inconvenience; however, we want to make this day as special as possible for you and your loved ones.