Commencement Exercises and related events are quickly approaching! This year's Commencement Exercises will be held on Saturday, May 17 for undergraduate and graduate students. This website should be your source of the most up to date information on all things Commencement related. We suggest you check this site regularly as we will continue to update it as informaiton becomes available and the day draws closer. As always, should you need assistance or have concerns, please contact the Commencement Office (Department of Conferences) at 401-254-3067.
Key Dates for Commencement Related Activities:
Thursday, May 15 graduates will participate in Commencement Rehearsal at 12 (noon) in the Fieldhouse and then off to the Class BBQ! Free food, music and give-aways!
Saturday, May 17 COMMENCEMENT DAY! Graduates must be in the Fieldhouse for 8:15am to check-in and line up. Graduates who are receiving tassels or cords from their respective honor societies and other organizations should make sure they have them prior to that morning. The only tassels given out on the morning of commencement will be for high honors (summa cum laude 3.8, magna cum laude 3.6, and cuma laude 3.4. Those graduates receiving high honors will have the honor listed on their name card they pick up when they enter the Fieldhouse. These honors are based on fall semester cumulative average. Student must have completed at least 54 credits at RWU to be eligible to receive these honors.
Graduates are encouraged to steam their robes ahead of time (or at least take it out of the bag and hang). DO NOT IRON YOUR GOWN! Graduates should also make sure they have all tassels, chords and stoles from whatever honor societies they belong to before graduation morning.
There will be a live stream of the Commencement Exercises at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/rwucommencement. Ustream works well from both PC’s and Macs, and will also work for mobile devices.