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Due to the forecast of inclement weather, Saturday Commencement exercises are being moved to the Tripp Athletic Center.
The ceremony for the College of Engineering, College of Nursing, College of Visual and Performing Arts, and the School of Marine Sciences and Technology is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.
Two tickets per student have been issued for the Tripp Athletic Center.
ALTERNATIVE VIEWING AREAS
Alternative viewing areas will be available in the Claire T. Carney Library, Main Auditorium and Campus Center.
These areas will accommodate an additional two people per student.
All traffic will be directed to the left on Ring Road.
Guests will be directed to park in Lots 9, 8, 7, 6, 5 in that order.
As with the outdoor ceremony there will be a screening of any handbags and purses being brought into the facility. We ask that large bags be left in attendees' cars.
Clear plastic bags are also available for attendees who need to bring items into the facility. Using these bags will accelerate the screening process.
Degree recipients check-in and line up for Procession in academic regalia.
Faculty Line Up in academic regalia.
Academic Procession begins.
10:00 am -- 11:30 am