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How long is the ceremony?

The ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m. and typically lasts about three hours.

Do I need tickets for the ceremony? How many guests may I invite?

Seating at Commencement is available on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets are required. There is no limit on the number of guests you may bring.

Which Baccalaureate program should we attend?

On Friday, graduates and guests may choose to attend either the 4 p.m. or 7 p.m. Baccalaureate celebration (the programs are identical), or neither. We suggest arriving 30 minutes before the start of the program as Swasey Chapel tends to fill for both.

When should graduates be moved out of their residence halls?

Graduating seniors must be moved out of their residence halls by 7 p.m. the evening of Commencement. Please pack early and plan ahead.