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Commencement 2024

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Graduation events are being planned to celebrate the Class of 2024

Planning is underway for the University of Delaware’s celebrations of the achievements of the Class of 2024, with festivities scheduled from Tuesday, May 21, through Saturday, May 25.

The University-wide Commencement ceremony is scheduled at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 25, in Delaware Stadium. President Dennis Assanis will preside over this event, featuring a Commencement speaker to be announced later this spring and the presentation of honorary degrees.

In addition to the main Commencement ceremony, each college will host its own individual Convocation, bringing together its faculty, staff, graduates and families to celebrate and recognize each graduate’s UD experience. Also part of the celebration, special events will spotlight military commissioning, doctoral recipients, Honors graduates, student athletes and the Kente stole ceremony.  Tickets are required for Commencement and all Convocations ceremonies; ticket distribution details will be announced in March. Most ceremonies are also livestreamed.

Times, dates and locations of the Convocations and special events include:

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources, 1 p.m., May 23, Delaware Field House

  • Air Force ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, 10 a.m., May 24, Mitchell Hall

  • Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, 2 p.m., May 24, Mitchell Hall

  • Arts and Sciences, Arts and Humanities, 10:30 a.m., May 23, Bob Carpenter Center

  • Arts and Sciences, Natural Sciences, 3 p.m., May 23, Bob Carpenter Center

  • Arts and Sciences, Social  Sciences, 7:30 p.m. May 23, Bob Carpenter Center

  • Biden School, 10 a.m., May 24, Clayton Hall

  • Business and Economics, 8 a.m., May 24, Delaware Stadium

  • Business and Economics Graduate Program, 6 p.m., May 22, Clayton Hall

  • Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, 2 p.m., May 22, Bob Carpenter Center

  • Earth, Ocean and Environment, 3 p.m., May 23, Clayton Hall

  • Education and Human Development, 6 p.m., May 23, Delaware Field House

  • Engineering, 12 p.m., May 24, Bob Carpenter Center

  • Graduate College, Interdisciplinary Programs, 11 a.m., May 23, Clayton Hall

  • Honors Degree Medal Ceremony, 8 a.m., May 23, Delaware Field House

  • Health Sciences, 5 p.m., May 24, Bob Carpenter Center

  • Kente Stole Ceremony, 7 p.m., May 24, Clayton Hall

  • Student Athlete Celebration, 2:30 p.m., May 24, Clayton Hall

For students planning to graduate in spring and summer 2024, please ensure that your expected graduation term is correct in UDSIS. The deadline for bachelor degree candidates is April 15, for masters and doctoral candidates, the deadline is Feb. 15. However, if you would like to ensure that you receive communications regarding graduation ceremonies, please do so as soon as possible. For further information regarding graduation eligibility, please contact your advisor, college advising department or visit https://www1.udel.edu/registrar/

As additional information becomes available, it will be shared on the Commencement website.

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