When: 9 a.m. on May 10, 2014
Where: The Grove
The morning convocation, which convenes in the historic Grove, is attended by about 2,800 degree candidates in academic regalia. More than 10,000 seats are set up in the Grove for visitors and families and are filled on a first-come basis.
The keynote speaker will be Governor Phil Bryant. The individual ceremonies of the College of Liberal Arts, School of Law, School of Engineering, School of Education, School of Business Adminstration, Patterson School of Accountancy, School of Pharmacy, School of Applied Sciences, Meek School of Journalism and New Media and Bachelor of General Studies are held at various locations throughout campus after the morning convocation. The diploma cover is handed out at these ceremonies. Individual diplomas will be mailed at a later date.
On Friday, May 9, at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College will hold its commissioning ceremony at 4 p.m., and the doctoral hooding ceremony will take place at 7:30 p.m. also in the Ford Center.