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School of Professional and Continuing Studies Ceremony

The School of Professional and Continuing Studies Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 11 at 9am to include candidates receiving degrees from the School of Professional and Continuing Studies.

The School of Professional and Continuing Studies Ceremony will take place in the Robins Center Arena.

Tickets are not required for this event. 

The School of Professional and Continuing Studies Ceremony is anticipated to last approximately two hours with a reception to immediately follow.

Below you will find information regarding receptions and other events related to the SPCS Ceremony. This list will be updated as events are confirmed.

Saturday, May 11

SPCS Commencement Ceremony
Robins Center
9 a.m.

SPCS Reception
Robins Center Ambulatory Patio
Immediately following ceremony

Commencement Speakers
2019 Speakers

As part of a long-standing tradition, a graduating student, a faculty member and an alumnus will speak at the SPCS graduation ceremony. These speakers will be announced in April.

Check-in Instructions
Saturday, May 11

Location for student check-in is the Weinstein Gym, located in the Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness, (Bldg. 361 on the campus map)

Check-in time is 7:00 a.m. for students who need to pick up a cap and gown before the ceremony.

Check in time is 7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. for students who have their caps and gowns in hand.

We encourage bags, purses, back packs etc to be given to a family member prior to check-in, so personal items do not have to be carried into the graduation ceremony by the graduates. The University is not responsible for items left behind in the Gym. 


Convenient access to the commencement exercises is provided for those who are able to walk only short distances, have difficulty climbing steps, use a wheelchair, or are in need of special assistance.

Parking for disabled guests is located in the Millhiser Parking lot on the ambulatory level (track side) of the Robins Center. Police will be on hand to assist guests and make the appropriate arrangements.


Seating on the upper (ambulatory) level of the Robins Center is available for people with disabilities. One family member may sit with them in this reserved area. Other family members may sit directly behind them in non-handicapped seating. Handicapped seating will be marked by signage located on the seat. Guests in wheelchairs will have spaces available at the corner entrances on the upper (ambulatory) level with excellent visibility.

Please note that we do not provide wheelchairs for guests. Families and friends may rent wheelchairs from local establishments to be used while on campus.


Closed captioning will be provided onscreen during Main, School of Law, and SPCS ceremonies.