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Spring 2024 Commencement

May 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

 Majors in Political Science, Public Policy, Sociology, and Management & Society

Sunday, May 12, 2024 from 11:00am-1:00pm
Carmichael Arena

You may also want to visit the spring commencement page  and the doctoral hooding ceremony page.


The University has made major changes to departmental commencement ceremonies. The Political Science departmental ceremony is now combined with Public Policy, Sociology, and Management & Society. You must RSVP to Millie Tan’s email by March 29 to participate. 

Tickets will not be required for this year’s commencement ceremony! There is no limit on how many guests you may bring. However, you will need to indicate how many guests you plan to bring to the reception using the registration form. 


What time and where is the ceremony? Sunday, May 12th, at Carmichael Arena.  Commencement is at 11:00am. You must RSVP to Millie Tan’s email.

How do I RSVP? Political Science majors, graduating Dec 23, May 24, Summer 24, must RSVP by completing the form sent by Millie Tan by March 29. An RSVP is necessary to be allowed to participate in the ceremony.

I am a double major with Public Policy and/or Sociology, do I need to complete the registration form twice? No, you only need to complete the registration form once. Please email Millie Tan if you would like to revise your entry once submitted.

How many guests can I bring? Will they need tickets? There is no limit to how many guests you may bring. Tickets are not required.

Do I need to wear my cap and gown? Yes! Please wear your full graduation regalia to the ceremony.

Will there be a photographer? Yes, there will be a photographer taking individual pictures of each graduate walking across the stage. You are not required to purchase the photograph.

I have accessibility concerns. Who should I speak to? Please list any accessibility accommodations that you or your guests may need (interpreters, mobility, etc.) on the registration form. Millie Tan will assist you with logistics. Note: we will not be providing wheelchairs.

Will there be a reception? There will be a reception for all graduates and their guests on Hooker Field right after the ceremony (1:30pm – 3:30pm). Faculty will be in attendance. Please indicate the number of guests that you intend to bring to the reception via the registration form.

I have additional questions. Who should I ask? Please contact Millie Tan.





May 12
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Millie Tan, Political Science
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