Commencement Schedules

Schedules

A University-wide Commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 25th. 

 

In addition, the University’s nine colleges, the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy & Administration and the Associate in Arts Program will hold Convocation ceremonies to celebrate their students from Monday, May 21 through Saturday, May 25, at various locations. 

 

Commencement and Convocation ceremonies are ticketed events, and all ceremonies will be livestreamed. Additional information regarding securing ticketing will be shared soon. 

 

Directions and Parking

Tuesday, May 21

Associate in Arts Convocation

(Wilmington, Dover & Georgetown Campuses)

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Del-One Conference Center, Charles L. Terry, Jr. Campus - Dover, 100 Campus Drive, Dover, DE 19904

Number of GUEST Tickets available per graduate: 6

Doors open: 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 22

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Bob Carpenter Center - Newark, DE

Number of GUEST Tickets available per graduate: 6

Doors open: 12:30 p.m.

Lerner College of Business & Economics Graduate Program Convocation

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Clayton Hall 101 A/B – Newark, DE

Number of GUEST Tickets available per graduate: 4

Doors open: 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 23

Honors Degree Medal Ceremony

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Location: Delaware Field House – Newark, DE

Number of GUEST Tickets available per graduate: 6

Doors open: 7:00 a.m.

Who should attend this ceremony?

The Honors Degree Medal Ceremony only includes students who are receiving an Honors Bachelor’s Degree. Students must be coded as Honors Degree Candidates or must have earned an Honors Bachelor’s degree earlier in the academic year to be eligible to participate in this ceremony.

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College of Arts & Sciences Convocation - Arts & Humanities 

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Bob Carpenter Center – Newark, DE

Number of GUEST Tickets available per graduate: 6

Doors open: 9:30 a.m.

Who should attend this Convocation?

Graduates from the following departments are invited to attend this Convocation ceremony:

Art Conservation
Art & Design
Art History
Africana Studies
Center for Global & Area Studies
English
Game Studies & eSports
History
Music
Philosophy
Languages, Literatures & Cultures

 

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Graduate College Interdisciplinary Masters Convocation

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Location: Clayton Hall 101 A/B – Newark, DE

Number of GUEST Tickets available per graduate: 6

Doors open: 10:00 a.m.

Who should attend this ceremony?

The Graduate College ceremony only includes students who are receiving interdisciplinary master’s degrees in data science, evaluation science, microbiology, quantum science and engineering and water science and policy. Other master’s degree recipients will be recognized in their individual colleges.

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College of Agriculture & Natural Resources Convocation

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Delaware Field House – Newark, DE

Number of GUEST Tickets available per graduate: 6

Doors open: 12:00 p.m.

College of Earth, Ocean & Environment Convocation

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Location: Clayton Hall 101 A/B – Newark, DE

Number of GUEST Tickets available per graduate: 6

Doors open: 2:00 p.m.

College of Arts & Sciences Convocation - Natural Sciences

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Location: Bob Carpenter Center – Newark, DE

Number of GUEST Tickets available per graduate: 6

Doors open: 2:00 p.m.

Who should attend this Convocation?

Graduates from the following departments are invited to attend this Convocation ceremony:

Biological Sciences

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Linguistics & Cognitive Science

Mathematical Sciences

Psychological & Brain Sciences

Physics & Astronomy

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College of Education & Human Development Convocation 

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Delaware Field House – Newark, DE

Number of GUEST Tickets available per graduate: 6

Doors open: 5:00 p.m.

College of Arts & Sciences Convocation - Social Sciences  

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Bob Carpenter Center – Newark, DE

Number of GUEST Tickets available per graduate: 6

Doors open: 6:30 p.m.

Who should attend this Convocation?

Graduates from the following departments are invited to attend this Convocation ceremony:

Anthropology

Communication

Fashion & Apparel Studies

Political Science & International Relations

Sociology & Criminal Justice

Women & Gender Studies

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Friday, May 24

Lerner College of Business & Economics Convocation

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Location: Delaware Stadium – Newark, DE

Number of GUEST Tickets available per graduate: 6

Gates open: 7:00 a.m.

Parking lots open at 6:00 a.m.

Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy & Administration Convocation

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Clayton Hall 101 A/B – Newark, DE

Number of GUEST Tickets available per graduate: 6

Doors open: 9:00 a.m.

Air Force ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Mitchell Hall – Newark, DE

Doors open: 9:00 a.m.

Tickets are not required for this ceremony.

College of Engineering Convocation

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location: Bob Carpenter Center – Newark, DE

Number of GUEST Tickets available per graduate: 6

Doors open: 11:00 a.m.

Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Mitchell Hall – Newark, DE

Doors open: 1:00 p.m.

Tickets are not required for this ceremony.

Student Athlete Celebration 

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Location: Clayton Hall 101 A/B – Newark, DE

Doors open: 1:30 p.m.

College of Health Sciences Convocation

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: Bob Carpenter Center – Newark, DE

Number of GUEST Tickets available per graduate: 4

Doors open: 3:30 p.m. for Graduates ONLY | 4:00 p.m. for Guests

Kente Stole Ceremony  

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Clayton Hall 101 A/B – Newark, DE

Doors open: 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 25

Commencement for the Class of 2024 

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Gates open: 7:30 a.m.

Parking lots open at  6:00 a.m.

Location: Delaware Stadium

President Dennis Assanis will preside over this event, which will feature a Commencement speaker and the presentation of honorary degrees.

Number of GUEST Tickets available per graduate:  4