Fall Commencement 2021

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Event times

  • Friday, Dec. 17, 2021 - 10:00 AM
  • Friday, Dec. 17, 2021 - 1:30 PM

No ticket required

Event details

10 a.m.
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
1:30 p.m.
  • McQueary College of Health and Human Services
  • Reynolds College of Arts and Letters
  • Darr College of Agriculture
  • College of Natural and Applied Sciences
  • College of Humanities and Public Affairs
  • Interdisciplinary Academic Programs
  • Commencement parking is available in Lots 25, 54, Bear Park North and Bear Park South.  Please visit the parking website for additional information.
Security screening
  • Doors to JQH Arena will open 90 minutes before both ceremonies.
  • For security purposes, guests will be wanded, upon entering JQH arena.  
  • Bag checks will take place for guests who bring any bag that is not clear/transparent.
  • All ceremonies will be livestreamed. Please visit the Fall 2021 Commencement website for the link, which will be made available that day.
Celebrating the achievements of your Bear grad

Looking for that special gift for your graduate?  Pre-order custom imprinted apparel or a bouquet of flowers for the #BearGrad in your life.  Items may be picked up right before the ceremony on December 17 and will be located inside the main doors of the arena.  Shop for apparel and flowers now.

Special Seating/Accommodations 
  • Special, non-reserved seating areas are available for guests with permanent or temporary disabilities. No stairways are encountered. Guests in wheelchairs as well as those who are unable to climb stairs are permitted in these areas.
  • Due to space limitations, we ask that only one other family member be seated with the guest in the special areas. To seek assistance in locating this seating, you may see one of the ushers located at the entrances the day of the ceremony.
  • The university must have at least two week’s notice of any disability accommodation (other than seating) in order to serve the needs identified. Submit your request to commencement chair Terry Weber.
After the ceremony
  • After the ceremony has concluded, guests will be directed by JQH Arena staff to the nearest exit.  We ask that all guests follow the direction of arena staff, to safely exit the facility.
  • Graduates will be escorted off the arena floor and directed to the east entrance (main entrance) of JQH arena.



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