The Integrative Biology and Physiology departmental commencement ceremony is on Saturday, June 15, at 9:00 a.m. at Drake Stadium. We kindly ask that all students and faculty arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. dressed in your graduation regalia (cap and gown). Please note that the venue has changed; therefore, we must follow new regulations and guidelines.  Please see this PDF for details and information on prohibited items at Drake Stadium. Recommendations for graduates:
  • Do not forget your cap, gown and tassel. We do not have extras on hand!
  • Tickets are REQUIRED. Have student and guest tickets easily accessible and ready to scan at entry. Don’t hold up the line!
  • All graduates are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, as there will be some walking on grass, on the track, and walking up and down the stairs.
  • Arrive no later than 8:30am because gates will close promptly at 9:00am.
  • Bring your commencement card filled out. (PhD and MS students, please disregard)
  • Arrive early to secure parking. There will be multiple ceremonies taking place in the surrounding area. You are encouraged to park in Lot 7 and Lot 4. Additional parking can be found in Lot 8 and 9. Consider buying an e-permit earlier:
What you need to do:
  • Complete the Senior Survey from the College of Letters and Science Information compiled from the Senior Survey is useful to the faculty to assess the quality of the undergraduate curriculum and to identify areas needing improvement. Your response is anonymous.
  • Complete the Commencement Confirmation Card (Name Card) (Print your name legibly and provide phonetic spelling of your name)
  • Name cards will be available at the Undergraduate Office beginning May 22. I will leave a stack of cards in my mailbox in 124 Hershey Hall. The door to 124 Hershey Hall is a sliding door, slide the door to the left to open.  Pick up the name card before June 7. You will keep the card and bring it with you to the ceremony.
Commencement Program:
  1. Introduction of Faculty and Opening Remarks
  2. Presentation of Outstanding Senior Award
  3. Address by Outstanding Senior
  4. Presentation and Hooding of Ph.D. Degree Candidates
  5. Presentation and Hooding of M.S. Degree Candidates
  6. Presentation of Distinguished TA Teaching Awards
  7.  Presentation of Undergraduate Research Poster Day Awards
  8. Introduction of Physiological Science B.S. Degree Candidates You will walk up the stairs and onto the stage with your “Name Card” in hand. You will give your card to Professor Stephanie Correa, who will announce your name. You will proceed across the stage to the Chair of the Department, Professor Rachelle Crosbie, with whom you will be photographed then you will return to your ORIGINAL seat.
  9. Closing Remarks