Thursday, December 15, 2016
5:30 p.m. – Ph.D. candidates and their advisers should report to the Rialto Center for the Arts for line-up
5:30 p.m. – Theater doors open to guests
6:30 p.m. – Student processional begins – Ph.D. candidates and faculty advisers must be checked in
7 p.m. – Ceremony begins
Candidates should report to the Rialto Center for the Arts for line-up at 5:30 p.m. Volunteers will issue instructions to candidates about the procession. Ph.D. candidates will be lined up with their faculty adviser alphabetically by college. Each candidate may have only one adviser accompany him or her during the ceremony. Any candidate or faculty adviser arriving after the start of the processional will walk at the end of the processional line and must see a commencement marshal for placement.