Academic Procession

The academic procession, consisting of candidates, participating faculty, and invited guests will assemble at the BB&T Center (formerly known as the BankAtlantic Center) when the doors open, one hour before the ceremony begins and will be led by the grand marshal. Candidates will enter the main arena through Section 132 and proceed to predetermined staging areas. At the lineup site, all candidates will be grouped by school and receive an index card to write their name as they would like it to be read on stage.

There are no facilities available at the BB&T Center for storing purses or other personal items you may be carrying. Please leave these items with your guests. The University and BB&T Center are not responsible for items left unattended. Wear comfortable shoes (no tennis shoes or sneakers) as you will be on your feet for extended periods of time.