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The University of Delaware’s Commencement is Saturday, June 1, but colleges, departments and programs will honor graduates in convocations and other events starting Wednesday, May 28.
The University of Delaware’s Commencement is Saturday, June 1, but colleges, departments and programs will honor graduates in convocations and other events starting Wednesday, May 28.

Commencement week convocation ceremonies

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Colleges, departments and special programs honor graduates

Commencement is almost here. The University of Delaware’s 170th Commencement ceremony will be begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 1 in Delaware Stadium. Paper tickets for that event are required.

But that is not the only chance to celebrate, as many colleges, departments and special programs hold smaller convocation ceremonies in the week prior to the big day. For more information about Commencement or the Convocations visit the official site.

Here’s a list of upcoming graduation celebrations to add to your calendar:

Wednesday, May 29

  • Associate in Arts Program: Southern Delaware Ceremony at 7 p.m., in the Terry Campus Education and Technology Building on the Delaware Technical Community College.

Thursday, May 30

  • Associate in Arts Program: Wilmington Ceremony at 6:30 p.m., at The Baby Grand

Friday, May 31

  • Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at 7:30 a.m., under the North Tent on The Green

  • Honors Degree Medal Ceremony at 10 a.m., under the South Tent on The Green

  • Psychological and Brain Sciences Ceremony at 12:30 p.m., in Gym 2 of the Carpenter Sports Building

  • Linguistics and Cognitive Science Ceremony at 12:30 p.m., in the auditorium of Pearson Hall

  • History Ceremony at 12:30 p.m., in the theatre at Mitchell Hall

  • Education and Human Development Ceremony at 12:30 p.m., in the arena of the Bob Carpenter Center

  • Communication Ceremony at 12:30 p.m., in rooms 101A and 101B of Clayton Hall

  • Behavioral Health and Nutrition Ceremony at 12:30 p.m., under the North Tent on The Green

  • Political Science and International Relations Ceremony at 1 p.m., under the South Tent on The Green

  • Athletic Training Open House Ceremony at 1 p.m., in the North Atrium of the STAR campus Health Sciences Complex

  • Art and Design Ceremony at 1:30 p.m., in the Thompson Theatre in the Roselle Center for the Arts

  • Africana Studies Ceremony at 2 p.m., in room 101 of the Roselle Center for the Arts

  • Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony at 2 p.m., in the auditorium of Clayton Hall

  • Art Conservation and Art History Ceremony at 2:15 p.m., in Gore Recital Hall in the Roselle Center for the Arts

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders Convocation Ceremony at 2:30 p.m., in the Audion of the Tower at STAR.

  • Fashion and Apparel Studies Ceremony at 3 p.m., in rooms 101A and 101B of Clayton Hall

  • English Ceremony at 3:30 p.m., under the North Tent on The Green

  • Languages, Literatures and Cultures Ceremony at 3:30 p.m., in the theatre of Mitchell Hall

  • Biological Sciences Ceremony at 3:30 p.m., in Gym 2 of the Carpenter Sports Building

  • Women and Gender Studies Reception at 3:30 p.m., in the theatre (room 010) of the Trabant University Center

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources Ceremony at 4 p.m., in the arena of the Bob Carpenter Center

  • Air Force ROTC Commissioning Ceremony at 4 p.m., in the Thompson Theater in the Roselle Center for the Arts

  • The Adelante Ceremony at 4 p.m., in the auditorium of Clayton Hall

  • Kinesiology and Applied Physiology Ceremony at 4 p.m., under the South Tent on The Green

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources Ceremony at 4 p.m., in the arena of the Bob Carpenter Center

  • Kente Stole Ceremony at 6:30 p.m., in rooms 101A and 101B of Clayton Hall

  • Student-athlete Graduate Celebration Ceremony at 6 p.m., in the theatre at Mitchell Hall

  • Nursing Ceremony at 6 p.m., under the North Tent on The Green

  • Business and Economics - Lerner Graduate Student Ceremony at 6 p.m., in Gym 2 of the Carpenter Sports Building

  • College of Engineering Ceremony at 6:30 p.m., in the arena of the Bob Carpenter Center

  • Medical and Molecular Sciences Ceremony at 7 p.m., under the South Tent on The Green

Saturday, June 1

  • Sociology and Criminal Justice Ceremony at 12:30 p.m., under the North Tent on The Green

  • Chemistry and Biochemistry Ceremony at 12:30 p.m., in the auditorium of Pearson Hall

  • Physics and Astronomy Ceremony at 12:30 p.m., in the Thompson Theatre in the Roselle Center for the Arts

  • Earth, Ocean and Environment Ceremony at 12:30 p.m., under the South Tent on The Green

  • Mathematical Sciences Ceremony at 12:30 p.m., in the theatre at Mitchell Hall

  • Anthropology Ceremony at 12:30 p.m., in the Daugherty Hall in the Trabant University Center

  • Medical/Dental Scholars Program Ceremony at 12:30 p.m., in Bayard Sharp Hall

  • Business and Economics - Lerner (entrepreneurship and technology innovation; hospitality industry management; hotel, restaurant and institutional management; International business studies; management; marketing; operations management and sports management) Ceremony at 12:30 p.m., in the arena of the Bob Carpenter Center  

  • Philosophy Ceremony at 12:45 p.m., in Gore Recital Hall in the Roselle Center for the Arts

  • Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration graduate, Organizational and Community Leadership and Public Policy Programs Ceremony at 1:30 p.m., in rooms 101A and 101B of Clayton Hall.

  • Center for Global and Area Studies Ceremony at 2:30 p.m., in Daugherty Hall (room 276) in the Trabant University Center

  • Music Ceremony at 3:30 p.m., in the Thompson Theatre in the Roselle Center for the Arts

  • Business and Economics - Lerner (accounting, economics, finance, financial planning and wealth management and management information systems) Ceremony at 3:30 p.m., in the arena of the Bob Carpenter Center

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