Commencement Ceremonies May 7, 2016
Voller Athletic Center Arena

Commencement address for both ceremonies:
Elvera Berry, Professor of Communication
Roberts Wesleyan College

10:30 a.m. Ceremony
for Master's Degree and Adult
Undergraduate (cohort programs)
Bachelor's Degree

Class speakers:
Gwendolyn Fisher
, Master of Social Work
Sonette Bascoe
, Master of Science, School Psychology  

2:30 p.m. Ceremony
for Traditional Undergraduate
Bachelor's Degree
& B.E.L.L. Program

Class speakers:
Andrew Lacey
, Bachelor of Science, Music Education
Nicole Puglisi
, Bachelor of Science, Psychology

Commencement should be a time of enjoyment, remembrance and celebration.  Please use the menu to the left and information on these pages to prevent confusion and make your graduation day more enjoyable!

All student graduates are expected to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.
If extenuating circumstances prevent your participation, it is important that you submit an email with a request to graduate in absentia to Dr. David Basinger, at  


MUST HAVE A TICKET TO ENTER THE ARENA. Each student graduate may order up to TEN (10) GUEST TICKETS for (unreserved) seating.

Sign Language Interpreter or special seating for your GUEST, please contact: Tammie Myslivecek, Office of Advancement at 585.594.6406.

Student Graduates who need a special accommodation, please contact: Kevin Kettinger, Office of Registration at 585.594.6596.

CAP & GOWN Pick-up Room 150, Rinker C.S.C.:
May 4 AGE only: 2-7pm
May 5: 11am-7pm & May 6: 11am-4pm
Student graduates: On May 7, please plan to arrive to your designated line-up location 45 minutes before your ceremony is scheduled to begin.

Graduation Announcements may be purchased through starting in mid-late March.

Your academic department or program may be hosting a special event the weekend of Commencement.  For a full listing, please click on the appropriate Event Schedule link on the menu to the left.