Friday, May 4, 2018
Ceremony Start Time: 6 p.m.
Line up for the commencement processional will take place in the conference rooms in BB&T Arena beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Each graduate will pick up a name card from the conference room/graduate assembly area. The cards indicate placement in the line of graduates. Once in line, remain in place and keep your name card with you at all times.
Student marshals, dressed in gold gowns, will lead graduates to the graduate seating area on the arena floor. In addition to the name card, all graduates should carry a law hood during the processional.
Personal property must not be left in the assembly area. You are encouraged to leave personal belongings in your car or with your guests. Northern Kentucky University nor BB&T Arena is responsible for lost or stolen articles. All items are subject to security check.
Student marshals will lead graduates to the stage at the appropriate time. Once on stage, you will hand your name card to the reader who will announce your name as you cross the stage to be hooded and receive your diploma tube. Graduates must return to and remain in their seats after crossing the stage.
The entire ceremony is expected to last approximately one and a half hours, so please share this information with your guests and plan accordingly.
Commencement parking is available free of charge in all surface lots and garages on campus on May 4. Disabled parking is available on all levels of the Welcome Center Garage located across the street from the arena.
For directions to Northern Kentucky University visit the Maps and Directions page.
Photographs of graduates will be taken during the ceremony by professional photographers from GradImages.
Order information and proofs will be sent to you by the photographer within three to five days after the ceremony. For more information or to order prints please call 1-800-261-2576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GradImages is offering 20% off graduation photo orders of $50 or more when graduates register their email address prior to graduation. Visit the GradImages website and click on Pre-Event Registration to take advantage of this offer.