CeremonyEach graduate will proceed across the stage as his or her name is read. President Jo Ann M. Gora will greet the advanced degree candidates. College deans will greet the baccalaureate and associate degree candidates. A yellow name card will be given to each candidate at each 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.Baccalaureate and Associate CandidatesMeet and line up at 9:15 a.m. by college in Worthen Arena, Gate 3, concourse level. Signs will identify each college, and faculty marshals will offer directions.Master's CandidatesMeet and line up at 9:15 a.m. by degree in Worthen Arena, Gate 2, concourse level.Doctoral and Specialist in Education Candidates Meet and line up at 9:15 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 Susan Bourne in the Graduate School at 765-285-1291.
Faculty and Professional Staff Meet and line up at 9:15 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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