Graduation Information

All students must apply to graduate through PiratePort. Please visit the Office of the Registrar’s graduation web page for deadlines and instructions on applying to graduate.


University Commencement Ceremony

The University Commencement Ceremony, the one and only official Commencement Ceremony, will be held on Friday, May 3, 2024, at 10:00 am in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.  Graduates must complete the RSVP prior to the posted deadline to attend the ceremony.  Guest tickets are not needed for the University Commencement Ceremony.  Students are recognized by school/college.  Names are not called.  Please monitor the commencement website regularly for the most updated information.

COB Departmental Recognition Ceremonies:

All COB Ceremonies will be held on Friday, May 3, 2024 in the Main Campus Student Center Ballrooms

  • COB #1, 1:00 pm
    Department of Finance and Insurance
    Department of Management Information Systems
  • COB #2, 4:00 pm
    Department of Accounting
    Miller School of Entrepreneurship
    School of Hospitality Leadership
    Department of Management
  • COB #3, 7:00 pm
    Master of Business Administration
    Master of Science in Accounting

There are 3 steps to participate in the Commencement & COB Graduate Recognition Ceremonies festivities!

  1. Complete your application for graduation with the registrar’s office (if you have not already done so).
  2. RSVP for the University Commencement Ceremony – the RSVP link will be active following spring break.
  3. RSVP for the COB Graduate Recognition Ceremonies by Monday, March 25th: RSVP FOR COB GRADUATE RECOGNITION CEREMONIES