The academic procession, consisting of candidates, participating faculty, administration, and invited guests will begin assembling at the Don Taft University Center (UC) one hour before the ceremony begins and be led into the arena by the grand marshal. Candidates will enter the UC, proceed to the RecPlex on the second floor, and line up with their classmates. Here, all candidates will be grouped by school and receive a reader card to write their name as they would like it to be read when coming on stage.
There are no facilities available at the UC for storing purses or other personal items you may be carrying. Please leave these items with your guests. The University is 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 and climbing stairs.