Saturday, July 23, 2016, Worthen Arena
9:30 a.m. Student and Faculty Processional
10:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
1699 W. Bethel Avenue Muncie, IN 47306
There is one commencement ceremony in July, honoring students who have completed their degree requirements by the end of the summer term. The ceremony takes place in the 11,500-seat Worthen Arena. Tickets are not required.
Ball State University is made up of seven colleges. Undergraduate students sit with the college of their major, and cross the stage as they are individually recognized. Doctoral and Master's students sit with Graduate School (not with individual colleges) and cross the stage as they are individually recognized.
The student processional onto the Arena Floor begins at 9:30 a.m. with lineup at 9:00 a.m. and the ceremony, which will last approximately two hours, begins at 10:00 a.m.
All 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 from 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)
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