Instructions and Seating
The Baccalaureate ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. CDT on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Neu Chapel on the University of Evansville campus. Degree candidates who participate are asked to robe for the opening processional and sit in reserved seating. Family and friends are asked to arrive early for preferred seating. View larger map.
Commencement will be at 1:30 p.m. CDT on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Ford Center in Downtown Evansville.
Seating for Guests
No tickets are required.
Seating assignments and commencement-day detail will be available in the Registrar’s Office the week of April 15. Degree candidates will receive an email reminder to pick up their seating assignment. Honor cords will also be distributed to students earning Latin Honors.
Degree candidates should report to Ford Center no later than 12:30 p.m. CDT. At that time the line of procession will be formed. Candidates should keep their place in the line once it is formed so they will be in the correct order as names are called during the program.
Conferring of Degrees
Tassels should be kept on the right side of the caps. Women should wear their caps throughout the ceremony. Men should remove their caps for the invocation and keep them off until the conferring of degrees. Men will remove their caps for the benediction.
When Dr. John Mosbo, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, says "Mr. President, I have the pleasure of presenting to you candidates for degrees," all candidates should stand and remain standing. After University President Thomas Kazee confers the degrees, the first row of candidates should then move forward as directed by a marshal, and remaining rows should be seated. A marshal will direct each row to the platform. When your name is called, move forward, accept your diploma cover with your left hand and shake hands with President Kazee with your right hand. Return to your seat as directed by a marshal.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, a marshal will lead all graduates through the recessional.
Diplomas for May graduates will be available after the ceremony at designated tables on the concourse. If you do not attend the ceremony, we will mail your diploma to your home address as indicated on your WebAdvisor account.
Diplomas for successful summer degree candidates will be available in the Registrar's Office the first week of September. At that time, we will mail your diploma to your home address as indicated on your WebAdvisor account.
If you would like your diploma mailed elsewhere, please contact the Registrar's Office at (812) 488-2601.