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University Commencement

May 11, 2019

University Commencement

DVM students report to North entrance/lower level (service entrance) no later than 8:00 am. DVM students walk very early in the graduation procession so you cannot be late. Please wear/bring your gown, mortarboard, tassel and hood. You may decorate your mortarboards for University Commencement. However, no live animals are allowed on your mortarboards as part of the decorations.

Guests MUST enter through the guest entrances (East, South and West). We recommend entrance through the East portal and sitting in Sections 116, 117 and 118. There is no access to the floor level from the upper concourse. Guests should be seated by 8:30 am when the pre-ceremony concert begins. Ceremony begins promptly at 9:00 am and normally runs 3 hours.

DVM students should enter the PNC Arena at the lower level service entrance. Walk all the way to the back and turn left down the hall. Walk all the way to the end of the hall. Student Services staff will be there to assist.

You will be assigned a room (or tunnel section) and that is where you will go to pick up your diploma after the ceremony.

You can expect your degree to be posted to your official transcript approximately 2 weeks after the ceremony.

If you do not attend the ceremony, your degree will be mailed to your degree mailing address on file approximately one month after the ceremony.

If you do not plan to attend University Commencement, please contact the by Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at noon.


May 11, 2019
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PNC Arena

1400 Edwards Mill Road




United States