The dream that seemed so far away — graduation day — is now within reach. All the late nights studying and socializing with friends will at last culminate in a walk across the stage where your accomplishments can be recognized by family, friends and the Eastern community.
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Commencement is a formal ceremony which derives from a tradition established by institutions of higher education over hundreds of years. The ceremony is a dignified and joyous occasion that conveys the respect society feels toward those who have worked so hard to reach their academic achievements. Commencement honors degree recipients and their families, many of whom have made considerable sacrifices, so that these moments may be savored. During the program, each graduate is recognized by name when crossing the stage to receive his/her diploma cover. Special recognition is also given to those who have achieved academic honors.
Diplomas for spring 2013 baccalaureate graduates were mailed July 22, 2013.
Diplomas for summer 2013 baccalaureate graduates were mailed August 29, 2013.
2014 Commencement will be Saturday, June 14, 2014:
- The 9:00 a.m. ceremony will be for both Graduate and Baccalaureate students in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and Social Work and in the College of Business and Public Administration.
- The 2:00 p.m. ceremony will be for both Graduate and Baccalaureate students in the College of Science, Health & Engineering and the College of Arts, Letters & Education.
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- Out of respect for each other and the solemnity of the occasion, graduates and guests are asked to stay for the entire ceremony.
- The ceremony is expected to last two hours.
- All graduates should wear the appropriate academic cap and gown.
- There will be a 3x5 card and a pencil on your chair at the ceremony. Please write your name as you want it read. If your name is difficult to pronounce, please write it phonetically. This card is handed to the reader at the platform so that the graduate's name may be called.
- Doctoral and master's candidates will be hooded prior to receiving the diploma cover and should carry their hoods to the lineup and in the Grand March.