Congratulations on your accomplishments and best of success as you begin a new, exciting chapter of your life!
“I am confident that every new graduate has the potential for leadership. You will address effectively the world’s challenges and seize the most exciting opportunities. Indeed, we are depending on you! You have developed habits of achievement. You are already tomorrow’s leaders.” – Chancellor Wrighton
The all-university Commencement ceremony is held each spring in the Brookings Quadrangle on the Danforth Campus. The university invites all students who have been conferred degrees during the academic year (August, December, May) to attend Commencement in May.
Getting ready to graduate
By 8 a.m., all candidates must be at the assembly point designated for each school.
- The procession will begin at 8:30 a.m. sharp, led by the grand marshal, the chancellor, members of the administration, the Board of Trustees, honorary degree recipients, faculty and alumni from the 50th reunion class.
- The student divisions will follow the procession leaders according to the order shown on the procession order and assembly points chart.
- Candidates should march in front of or behind the person with whom they wish to sit – not side by side. View the seating chart to see how Commencement seating is arranged.
- Caps should be removed for the singing of “America the Beautiful.”