Assembly and Lineup for Degree Candidates

Candidates must present themselves in cap and gown promptly at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, June 17, at the assembly points listed below. Assembly points are also indicated on the map in this section.*

Candidates must plan to board the Commencement shuttle between 7:45 and 8:00 a.m. in order to arrive by lineup time deadline. Shuttle bus stops can be found on the Shuttle Service, Parking & Maps page.

*Note: 2016 times & locations subject to change.

Lineup Locations

The Graduate School, Kellogg, Professional Studies, and Weinberg graduates

  • Assemble in Trienens Hall through the east entrance, located west of Welsh-Ryan Arena/McGaw Memorial Hall

Communication, Education and Social Policy, McCormick, Medill, Bienen, and Qatar graduates

  • Assemble under the east stands of Ryan Field, enter at Gate E.

Complete assembly instructions will be provided to candidates at the time of cap and gown distribution. University marshals will direct candidates to the appropriate line-up areas and lead the procession onto Ryan Field beginning at 9:30 a.m. There will not no rehearsal prior to the ceremony. Seats will not be held for candidates who arrive late, so please arrive on time. Graduates are asked to refrain from using mobile phones or other communication devices during the procession and ceremony.