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Graduations & Commencements at Cumberland

Commencement at Cumberland

graduates cheer at commencement 

The Cumberland Campus Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, May 9th, 2024, at 6:00 pm. Commencement will take place in Parking Lot L.  
The Campus Commencement is a traditional ceremony where graduates wear ceremonial regalia. Following commencement custom, students will march, listen to graduation speeches, and be acknowledged on stage before the official conferral of degrees.    
Commencement BBQ and Rehearsal 
All graduates are strongly encouraged to attend our Grad BBQ and Rehearsal on Wednesday, May 8th. Our BBQ begins at 12:30 pm and rehearsal will directly follow at 2:00 pm. These events will be held in Parking Lots K and L. All graduates are encouraged to attend to ensure students know the details of the day and their names are correctly pronounced. 
Accessibility and Accommodations 
There is handicap parking and seating available for those that may need accommodation. This is available as long as an appropriate decal is displayed. 
Frequently Asked Questions 

  • ​When should graduates arrive for commencement? 
We ask that all graduates arrive by 4:00 pm, as there is traffic on the day of commencement. Check-in begins at 4:30 pm and no students will be allowed to walk should they arrive after 5:40 pm.  

  • How do I get tickets for my guests? How many guests are allowed? 
There is an unlimited number of guests allowed for our commencement ceremony, and no tickets are required. However, there is limited seating available. Guests are strongly encouraged to bring their own lawn/beach chairs to ensure they have seating.  

  • Where do we park? 
Security and police detail will be present to direct traffic. Follow the directions from the attendants for a smooth experience. Please factor traffic into your travel plans for the day of.  

  • What happens if it rains? 
Please check back and review your email for communication should we need an inclement weather plan.