Annual Events for Graduate Students


Graduate Awards Ceremony

Friday, May 17, 2019

To honor graduate award recipients, the Office of Graduate Student Affairs hosts an awards ceremony and cocktail reception for award recipients, their friends, family, and colleagues. Faculty and staff members will be in attendance for this event.


Graduate Gala

Thursday, May 16, 2019

At the conclusion of the academic year the Office of Graduate Student Affairs hosts a formal dinner for graduating graduate students and their guests. This event includes a cocktail hour, a sit down dinner, and an evening of dancing.

Please see Graduate Student Life Newsletter for more details in the upcoming weeks. 


Ph.D. Hooding

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

For graduating Ph.D. Hooding there is a formal ceremony the day prior to campus graduation. At this ceremony the student’s faculty advisor has the opportunity to present the current student with their academic hood.


Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 

The Graduate Commencement Ceremony will award degrees to all of the Ph.D. and Master's Degree candidates. For more information, please visit the Commencement webpage.


New Student Orientation

Spring 2019: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Fall 2019: August 14 or 15, 2019 (Based on School)

Details about the New Student Orientation can be found here.