Don't miss out on these Commencement activities and events!



"Help me pronounce your name!" with Provost Laura Behling
Name Pronunciation Sessions

We want to make sure your full name is pronounced correctly as you walk across the stage to receive your diploma. If, from experience, you find that people sometimes mispronounce your first, middle, or last name, Provost Laura Behling, who reads the names during the Commencement ceremony, will be available to go over pronunciation of your name. You can find the provost at during the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, May 5 – 2 pm to 4 pm, Diversions/Piano Lounge in Wheelock Student Center
  • Monday, May 9 – 2 pm to 4 pm, Diversions/Piano Lounge in Wheelock Student Center. * Please note the time of this session has been updated.
  • Tuesday, May 10 - 12:30 to 2 pm, Rasmussen Rotunda in Wheelock Student Center during Cap & Gown Distribution
  • Wednesday, May 11 - 9 am to Noon, Rasmussen Rotunda in Wheelock Student Center during Cap & Gown Distribution

Cap & Gown Distribution 

We will be rescheduling the cap and gown distribution to Tuesday, May 10 and Wednesday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rasmussen Rotunda in Wheelock Student Center due to an unexpected shipping delay with our regalia vendor.

As a reminder, a family member or friend may pick up the cap and gown for a graduate who cannot attend during these distribution hours. They will need to show a note of pickup approval from the graduate or a receipt of purchase. There will also be a last-chance distribution on Sunday, May 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the garden level of Jones Hall.