The undergraduate and master’s candidate lineup for the main ceremony
will be at 9:00 a.m. on Campus Drive near West Quad on both sides of the building. Each college will
have a sign, and candidates will line up behind the sign corresponding
to the college of their major/minor. For further information, view the list of departments or call the Commencement Office at 765-285-1689 with questions.
Meet and line up at 9:00 a.m. in the east lobby of Lucina Hall. Associate
Dean Carolyn Kapinus will assist. A faculty member of your committee or
chair will hood you during the ceremony. Procession out of Lucina will
begin at 9:30 a.m., so please be prompt in arriving.
Meet at 9:00 a.m. on Campus Drive at the Administration
Building for instructions.
In the event of inclement weather, updated information will be posted on
Ball State's home page.
The main ceremony is followed by individual ceremonies for each college.
For locations and times to participate in your individual college ceremony, refer to the Individual College Ceremonies page.
Students must arrive at 9:00 a.m. for line up. Each graduate will proceed across the stage as his or her name is
read. The president will greet the advanced degree
candidates. College deans will greet the baccalaureate and associate
A name card will be given to each candidate at the line up
site and will be used to read names. Each candidate will be asked to
print his or her name on the card and hand it to the reader before
crossing the stage. If your name is difficult to pronounce, include a
phonetic pronunciation as well as the printed name. Please fill out the
back side of the card so you can receive information about the pictures
taken of you during the ceremony. Doctoral and specialist candidates do not need
to fill out name cards; details about the pronunciation of their names
will be worked out ahead of time through the Graduate Office, and their
name cards will be given to them during line-up on commencement day.
Baccalaureate and Associate Candidates
Meet and line up at 9:00 a.m. by college in Worthen Arena, Gate 3,
concourse level. Signs will identify each college, and faculty marshals
will offer directions. Not sure of your college?
Meet and line up at 9:00 a.m. by degree in Worthen Arena, Gate 2, concourse level.
Doctoral and Specialist in Education Candidates
Meet and line up at 9:00 a.m. inside the Worthen Arena lobby near the
main ticket office (Gate 1) on the ground level. Please enter the doors
that face north of Bethel Avenue. Graduate School Associate Dean Carolyn
Kapinus will be there to assist. Each doctoral and specialist in
education candidate will receive a diploma that morning and be hooded by
his or her committee chairperson (or a representative). Candidates who
plan to attend must notify Claudia Kimkowski in the Graduate School at
Faculty and Professional Staff
Meet and line up at 9:00 a.m. in the Worthen Arena lobby, lower level,
behind the ticket office area. Under the direction of faculty marshals,
faculty will form two lines and enter the arena to await the procession
of the students. College deans and their associates will lead their
respective colleges into Worthen Arena and will sit with their colleges
during the ceremony.
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