CMU Main Commencement Ceremony

Time: May 15, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM



9 a.m.

Gesling Stadium opens

10 a.m.

Robing for All Commencement Ceremony Participants
Various locations on campus

  • More information will be posted soon.

10:15 a.m.

Procession of Graduates

  • Ceremony participants will process from various locations on campus into Gesling Stadium.
  • All guests should be seated by this time!

11 a.m.

Main Commencement Ceremony
Gesling Stadium

  • The ceremony lasts approximately 90 minutes.
  • Tickets are not issued or required. Seating is first come, first served.
  • The ceremony takes place outdoors in Gesling Stadium, rain or shine! The stadium is NOT covered and there is no shade.
  • An indoor simulcast and a webcast will also be available.
  • Visit the main commencement ceremony page for more details.
  • Graduates will receive their diplomas at department diploma ceremonies, which take place throughout the weekend. Visit the diploma ceremonies page for a complete schedule.