Make sure you have your name card/reader card with you.
Reader cards are distributed by each school/college. Please refer to your dean’s office for this process.
- The reader card is used by the reader/announcer as you walk across the stage. It is the only way anyone will know who you are. Graduate’s names are NOT read from a list.
Don’t forget to return your gown after your ceremony.
- There will be a covered truck and/or boxes for depositing your caps and gowns as you exit the ceremony facility
Student Seating Locations for Convocation
Students sit during convocation with their college/school peers. Please report to your degree program location (click to download PDF map of the 2018 Commencement Seating Chart) no later than 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018.
In case of rain, excessive wind and/or excessive heat, the morning Convocation ceremony will be moved to the Pavilion. (If the weather is threatening, a decision on moving the ceremony indoors will be made by 8:00 a.m. and announced through media outlets and the UM website.
Schedule and Rain Locations
These locations are tentative depending on inclement weather. If locations are to change, the decision will be announced by 8 a.m. the morning of the ceremony.
School of Law
Inclement Weather – 6:00 p.m. – Archie and Olivia Manning Athletics Performance Center
School of Engineering
Inclement Weather – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – Student Union Ballroom – Please contact the Dean’s office for individual department ceremony times
School of Education
Inclement Weather – 6:00 p.m. – The Pavilion
School of Business Administration
Inclement Weather – 11:00 a.m.—C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum
Patterson School of Accountancy
Inclement Weather – 11:00 a.m. – Archie and Olivia Manning Athletics Performance Center
School of Applied Sciences
Inclement Weather – 11:00 a.m. – The Pavilion
College of Liberal Arts
Inclement Weather – 3:00 p.m. – The Pavilion
School of Pharmacy
Inclement Weather – 11:00 a.m. – The Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts
Meek School of Journalism and New Media
Inclement Weather – 3:00 p.m. – C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum
Inclement Weather — 3:00 p.m. — Archie and Olivia Manning Athletics Performance Center