Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony format has been rearranged to help accommodate social distancing at the graduation venue. There will not be a procession of the graduates to start the ceremony. Instead, graduates will report directly to their assigned seat upon arriving at the stadium. The traditional elements of the ceremony such as speeches and other presentations will take place first. After all of the speeches and presentations are completed, graduates will then begin to walk the stage as their name is called. After walking the stage, graduates will be directed to a photography area where they will be able to have a photo taken without a mask on. Graduates will not reenter the venue after leaving the photography area. At this point, they are able to join their guests outside the venue. After a graduate crosses the stage their guests should exit the stadium. This will allow for a safer exiting process with more distancing.
Spring 2021 Ceremonies (Reed Arena) – total ceremony length is expected to be around one and a half hours. However, graduates and their guests are dismissed after crossing the stage.