May 2023 Commencement



University-wide Commencement Ceremonies honoring graduates* from Fall 2022 and degree candidates for Spring 2023 will be held on

Saturday, May 13, 2023

KFC Yum! Center


Ceremony #1 (10am)

Honoring graduates from the College of Arts & Sciences, Brandeis School of Law, Graduate School (Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies only**), Kent School of Social Work & Family Science, School of Dentistry, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and School of Public Health & Information Sciences

Ceremony #2 (3pm)

Honoring graduates from the College of Business, College of Education & Human Development, JB Speed School of Engineering, and School of Music


*Doctoral level students will receive ceremony information and instructions from their school/college.

 **Masters level students participate with the school/college where you take your classes, not the Graduate School. Graduate School refers to the School of Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies only. (Example: MBA grads would attend the afternoon ceremony with the College of Business).


The ceremony will be non-ticketed and graduates may invite an unlimited number of guests. The ceremony will also be livestreamed. A link to the livestream will be available on this website closer to the ceremony date. 


Questions may be directed to the Commencement Staff via e-mail at

Commencement Staff

Registrar's Office

Houchens Building

Room LL 31

Belknap Campus

Office Hours

M-F, 9 AM to 5 PM

No holiday hours


(502) 852-6522

FAX (502) 852-7088