The Commencement Ceremony will be held outside on the lawn of Giddings Hall. The number of guests at Commencement is not limited, and those attending may sit anywhere in the seating area other than the reserved designated sections. (Please see Inclement Weather Plan.) Programs are available at the top of Giddings Circle.
Photographs of the graduates receiving their diplomas on Saturday, May 9, will be taken by Keni Parks Photography the moment President Greene hands each student his/her diploma. Parents will be receiving a reservation packet from Keni Parks requiring prepayment postmarked by Thursday, April 29
For $25 (includes shipping) you will receive two 5X7’s plus a digital file mailed to your home address; additional prints may be purchased. Call Keni Parks Photography with questions at (859) 797-8910.
Each graduating senior should pick up a copy of their diploma and official transcript at the Registrar’s office immediately following the ceremony. You must present a current G-Card for identification.
Disabled Access and Services
Convenient access to the Commencement Exercises is provided for those who are able to walk only short distances, have difficulty climbing stairs, use a wheel chair or are in need of special assistance.
In order to accommodate all our guests, we will limit the number that can be seated in the area designated for those needing special assistance to 4 guests per party. Additional guests will be seated in the general seating area.
Drop-Off and Parking for Disabled Commencement Guests
For those who need assistance reaching Giddings Lawn for the ceremony we will provide a drop-off area at the parking lot of the George H. W. Bush Fitness Center (#15). We will have transportation from the drop-off to Giddings Lawn. Parking after drop-off will be available in the lot at the George H. W. Bush Fitness Center (#15) and Anderson Hall (#3). Campus Safety will be available to assist guests.
On Commencement Day, East College Street and Memorial Drive will be closed. Please access the campus via Jackson, Military, or Mulberry Street.
Questions/Assistance during the Exercises
If you have questions or need assistance at any time during the Baccalaureate and Commencement Exercises, please seek one of our junior marshals, who can be identified by the gold robes and purple sashes they will be wearing.
Public Restrooms are located on the main floor of the Asher Science Center (#5) and in the Cralle Student Center (#10) on the first and second floors. Baby changing facilities are available in the women’s restrooms in the Cralle Student Center (#10).