Graduate ceremony

179th Annual Commencement

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 3:00 pm

Cintas Center, Xavier University


Information for Graduates

Actual diplomas are not distributed at the Commencement Ceremony.  Diplomas will be mailed or available for pick up in the Registrar's office on June 14, 2017.

Degree recipients should arrive at the Cintas Center between 1:45 - 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 13 and enter assembly area inside the Cintas Center at the west entrance marked Kohlhepp Family Auxiliary Gym. Guests should enter the main front entrance (south side) of the Cintas Center.

Each candidate should obtain a name card that indicates a row/position according to college and degree.  After taking your position in the line of march, remain in place and keep your name card.  The name card will be used upon reaching the stage during the conferring of degrees.  Marshals will direct participants at appropriate times throughout the ceremony.  No rehearsal is required.

Personal property should not be left in the assembly area.  Xavier University cannot be responsible for missing articles.

The candidate seating diagram will be posted on the concourse of the Cintas Center the day of the commencement ceremony. Seating for candidates is arranged by degree within each college (College of Arts and Sciences, College of Professional Sciences, and the Williams College of Business).

Graduates should return to and remain in their seats until the conclusion of the ceremony.

We are estimating that the graduate ceremony will last approximately two hours.