Winter 2017 Pre-Commencement Ceremony

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Student Union Memorial Center Grand Ballroom


On behalf of the College of Humanities, Dean Alain-Philippe Durand is pleased to invite you and your guests to the Winter 2017 Pre-Commencement ceremony which is held to honor each prospective BA, MA and PhD degree recipient in attendance. We look forward to celebrating your success and presenting you with a medallion from the College of Humanities. We will also recognize the College’s Outstanding Senior and invite you and your guests to join us for refreshments in the Diamond Atrium.

Our College Winter 2017 Ceremony has been scheduled for:

Friday, December 15, 2017
9:00am - 11:00am
Student Union Memorial Center Grand Ballroom.
RSVP online by Friday, December 1

There is no charge for this ceremony and tickets are not required.

There is no procession at this ceremony.

Please arrive by 8:30am at the latest.

Cap and gown are required.

M.A. & Ph.D. RSVP

Undergraduate RSVP

Ceremony FAQ's


We would recommend that you and your guests arrive at the same time and then proceed to the designated seating in the Ballroom. While there are not assigned seats for graduates, there is specified seating for guests, faculty and students.


Unfortunately the College of Humanities is not able to make parking arrangements for this event due to the large number of campus activities taking place this day. We therefore ask that you please keep in mind that parking spaces fill up quickly and it will be important to acquaint yourself with the University’s many parking facilities. For more information, please visit Parking and Transportation at


Student Union Memorial Center Map (3rd level, Grand Ballroom):  

UA Bookstore:


If you have further questions, please contact T.J. Hill at or (520) 621-3139. 

We look forward to celebrating with you at our College of Humanities Pre-Commencement Ceremony!