Fall Commencement 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Ceremony, 10 a.m., Worthen Arena
Tickets are not required to attend the ceremony.
There is one commencement ceremony in December. This ceremony, honoring
students who have completed their degree requirements by the end of fall semester, takes place in the 11,500-seat Worthen Arena.
Ball State University is made up of seven colleges.
All graduate students sit as a group. Undergraduate students sit with
the college of their major, and cross the stage as they are individually
The student processional onto the Arena Floor begins at 9:40 a.m. and
the ceremony, which will last approximately two hours, begins at 10:00
All graduate and undergraduate students who are eligible to
participate in the ceremony must indicate their participation choice
(yes or no) on their graduation application. Changes to participation
plans should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ceremony participants must also wear appropriate regalia. The Ball
State Bookstore in the Art and Journalism Building has caps and gowns in
stock. If you are not on campus, bookstore employees are happy to take
your order by phone and ship it to you. They can also help you with
class rings, announcements and diploma frames. Ball State Bookstore's
phone number is 765-285-8080.
Photos taken at commencement will be available for purchase for a few weeks at Grad Images.
Doctoral diplomas are presented at the ceremony. Diplomas for all
other students will be mailed 4-8 weeks after commencement to all
students, regardless of ceremony participation.
Ceremony Lineup Information
Please remember that graduation is not automatic. To graduate, every student must apply online, even if you don't plan to attend a ceremony. See our Graduation and Diplomas page for more information.
(Photo courtesy of Grad Images)