Monday, May 22, 2023
8:45am: Graduates Assemble at Horchow Hall
Faculty and degree candidates should wear academic attire (cap, hood and gown), either rented or purchased. Coffee will be provided.
9:00am: Formal group photo of graduates
9:15am: Procession to Cross Campus
Faculty and student procession to Cross Campus at 9:15am. Guests should proceed immediately to Old Campus for seating.
9:45am: Cross Campus Assembly
Degree candidates assemble under signs indicating their degree. Due to space limitations, guests are not encouraged to stand on Cross Campus, but should proceed immediately to Old Campus for seating and Ceremony viewing.
10:30am: University Commencement exercises, Old Campus, corner of High St. and Elm St.
All University ceremony with symbolic awarding of degrees by school and presentations of honorary degree recipients.
Old Campus will open at 8:00am Monday for guests. Each graduating student will receive 2 tickets for family member/guests. Note that bags larger than 12×12 will not be allowed, and all bags will be inspected at Old Campus. Security may ask a guest with a large bag to return it to their car or room. On Monday, when many of our guests have large bags with them after checking out of their rooms, guests will be able to check their bags at no cost in a truck outside of Phelps Gate prior to entering Old Campus. Unfortunately, large bags cannot be stored for other ceremonies.
12:00pm: Old Campus ceremony concludes. Jackson graduates should return to Horchow Hall
12:15pm: Graduates and faculty line up for procession
12:30pm: Jackson Diploma Ceremony begins
1:30pm: Lunch for graduates and their guests (Horchow Hall)