Know Before You Go

Class of 2024 Commencement

Ceremony Date and Time:             Thursday, May 23, 2024; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

Who Attends:                                    Class of 2024 bachelor’s, doctoral, and master’s candidates, and their guests.


Steps to Get Ready:

1. Take a screenshot or print your GradPass. Every graduate needs a GradPass ticket to get into the ceremony. Check your inbox for an email from MarchingOrder, and click the link to download or take a screenshot of your pass on your phone. Be ready to display your ticket on Commencement day to volunteers in the Bob Scott Gym in the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center.

Please note: Master’s students will NOT have a Grad Pass and do not need to check-in. All master’s students can head directly to the field.

2. Eat before the ceremony. Water will be provided, but all other food and beverages are prohibited on Homewood Field.

3. Leave your personal items at home. Aside from your phone, all other items should be left at home. No signs, flags, banners or posters are permitted at the ceremony.

4. Arrive early to check in. Graduate check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center in the Bob Scott Gym.

5. Note your seating assignment. On your GradPass (ceremony ticket), you will find your seating assignment. Seats are assigned alphabetically by school and department. It may be helpful to send your families and friends a screenshot or text to let them know where you will be seated so they can find you on the field!

6. Ask questions. If you or your family have questions, please visit or email [email protected].

7. Get excited! You’ve made it, and it’s time to celebrate!

Last updated February 2, 2024