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Schedule - Master’s/CAGS Degree Ceremony

Master's/CAGS/EdS Degree Ceremony

College of Graduate Studies

Friday, May 12, 2023 at 6 p.m.

Louis M. Ricciardi College of Business
College Education and Health Sciences
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Bartlett College of Science and Mathematics

  • 4 p.m.  Parking lots open for graduates and guests
    • Graduate parking is in Lot 6
    • Guest parking in Lots 3, 4 or 5 with overflow in Lot 22
    • ADA parking recommended in Lot 5: a handicap placard is required to park vehicles in designated handicap parking spaces
  • 4:30 p.m.  Graduates report to assembly area
    • Primary assembly area entry is through gate E4, Putnam Club.
    • Accessibility entrance for graduates will be through E3, Dell Technology Suite entrance.
  • 4:30 p.m.  Stadium gates open
    • Primary gate for guests is Ticketmaster Gate
    • Overflow will enter through the CVS Health Gate
    • ADA entrance will be E2 EMC Suite
  • 5 p.m.  All Graduates must be checked in at assembly area for line-up.*
  • 5:30 p.m.  Processional route closes
  • 5:35 p.m.  Graduates begin processing
  • 5:50 p.m.  Faculty procession begins
  • 5:55 p.m.  Platform Party procession to stage begins
  • 6 p.m.  Ceremony begins
  • 8:30 p.m.  Approximate ceremony end time


* Check-in begins 90 minutes prior to ceremony time.  All graduates must be checked in one hour prior to their ceremony start time.  If a graduate is late for check-in, they will not walk with their major and may be placed at the end of the processional.