Class of 2020 Commencement Week Information

Please visit for the most up to date information regarding the status of Hooding and Commencement. 


Description of Events


Cap and Gown distribution all week 5/18 thru 5/22
(must complete all surveys before picking up) 
To order regalia:
Deadline is April 12th 

Office of Student and Academic Services 
Monday, May 18, 2020

Senior Celebration Gala  (By invitation only)
6:30-7:30pm -Cash Bar w/hot and cold appetizers 
7:30-8:00pm Award Ceremony and dinner with carving stations 
8:00-10:30pm  DJ and dancing

Statler Hotel Ballroom 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Senior Ropes Course
Friday, May 22, 2020
8:30am  Hooding Rehearsal -Mandatory for the Class of 2020
Breakfast then instructions from Dr. Edmondson and Dr. Sweet on Hooding Ceremony
Hood Distribution -  Immediately following Rehearsal, all surveys must be completed to pick up
Saturday, May 23, 2020

Convocation -
Gates open at 9am, no tickets necessary, first come-first served
For more information on convocation visit the Office of Commencement Events webpage

Schoellkopf Stadium 


DVM's arrive dressed in cap and gown, meet in basement of Bailey Hall for Hooding Ceremony 
Doors open to Bailey Hall

Bailey Hall


Hooding Ceremony Event begins
(Tickets are not required, you may invite as many family and friends as you wish
The ceremony will be live streamed.  A link will be sent to the class of 2019

4pm Hooding Reception  Bailey Plaza 
Sunday, May 24, 2020
8am Commencement
Gates open for guest seating for University event
Schoellkopf Stadium
9:30am All DVM graduates assemble on Arts Quad for Academic Procession Arts Quad
11am -12pm (noon) Ceremony begins . This event is simulcast on local channel 16 and webcast at Schoellkopf Stadium

Cap & Gown Return

For more information on University Commencement visit the Office of Commencement Events webpage

Vet Medical Center entrance 
On Campus Rd-drop off boxes in entrance area

Commencement: For special handicap accessible parking and seating on Sunday go to the University Commencement website for special permits and passes!

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