Graduate Commencement

Graduate Program Commencement 2016

No tickets are required for any celebration event. No guest limit.

See the weekend schedule for special celebration events hosted by academic areas through the weekend.

Commencement Speaker: Michael Gurian
michael gurian Spokane-based author and certified mental health counselor Michael Gurian will deliver the Graduate Commencement address and receive an honorary Doctor of Letters in recognition of his contributions to gender neuroscience and efforts to improve education for children in disadvantaged communities.

Friday May 6, 2016

Student Rehearsal 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in McCarthey Athletic Center
A courtesy event to help students prepare, not required but recommended. 

Saturday May 7, 2016

Commencement Ceremony at 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.in the McCarthey Athletic Center

11:15 a.m. – Student lineup The Martin Centre Gym.
                     Guests go to the McCarthey Athletic Center
11:45 a.m. – Students move into position for the academic procession
12:00 noon – Ceremony begins
2:00 p.m.  – Champagne social on the McCarthey South Lawn.

Commencement Mass in McCarthey Athletic Center 3:30 to 5:00pm (all faiths welcome) with reception immediately following on McCarthy South Lawn until 6pm

Ceremony Photographs:  A professional photography company will take three photos of your student at the ceremony –posed before going on stage, with the dean on stage, and with the president upon leaving the stage.   Guests will not be allowed onto the ceremony floor to take photographs. Proofs available from vendor within three days.